25th APS Annual Convention: Mark Your Calendar (Washington, DC, USA - May 23-26, 2013)

APS Award Address

What Is the Self?

Friday, May 24, 2013, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Thurgood Marshall Ballroom North & East

Roy F. Baumeister

Roy F. Baumeister
Florida State University

To explain the extraordinary phenomenon of human selfhood, Baumeister reviews evidence that human groups thrive precisely by differentiating selves. Contrary to recent claims that the self is an illusion or fiction, he concludes that the self is quite real -- but only as part of a cultural system.

Roy F. Baumeister in the news: BBC (Jan 29, 2013).

Roy F. Baumeister is a recipient of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) William James Fellow Award for his lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology.

Baumeister will sign copies of his books immediately following his APS Award Address.

To watch the video of this presentation at the 25th Annual Convention, please click here.

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