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Overview A brief overview of the concept of self-monitoring and how high and low self-monitors may differ in their everyday lives.

Assignments, Exercises, and Activities

Self-monitoring and Dating Jonathan Mueller put together this lab exercise based on the Snyder and Simpson(1984) study of self-monitoring and dating. Based on Simpson, J. (1988). Self-monitoring and commitment to dating relationships: A classroom demonstration. Teaching of Psychology, 15, 31-33.

Current Researchers and Research Teams

Electronic Texts

Examples and Illustrations

Lecture Notes

Slide Presentations

Tests, Measures, and Scales

Self-Monitoring Scale from Snyder, M. (1974). Self Monitoring of expressive behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 30, 526-537. This scale measures the extent to which people regulate their expressiveness to fit the cues of the situation. Scale and scoring instructions available here.

Audio and Video

The Life Monitored: Explorations in Self-Monitoring Concepts. Students Julie Kozikowski, Ellen Gauvin, Kendra Smith, Wendy Mustapha and Danielle Palardy made this short film for a psychology class and posted it to You Tube. Illustrates the differences between high and low self-monitors. (7 minutes, 29 seconds).

What's the Best Personality to Be a Waiter? What kind of personality do you need to be a good waiter/waitress? Michael Brit, former professor of psychology, broadcasts a podcast about psychology called The Psych Files. In this episode (Episode 82) he explores the answer as he discusses the Self-Monitoring personality. His webpage includes good background references, examples of validity and reliability, and links to additional web resources. (originally released December 28, 2008).

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