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Carolin Showers

Research

My research examines the structure of the self-concept and its implications for mood and self-esteem.  Laboratory research focuses on the cognitive, affective, and motivational processes related to self-concept content and structure.  Longitudinal studies focus on processes of self-change, stress, and coping in populations such as parents of young children, individuals at risk for depression, and people in close relationships.  I am interested in developing both organizational (e.g., self-concept in organizational settings) and clinical applications (e.g., self-change in psychological treatment) of this work.  Other areas of interest include emotionality, defensive processes, and implicit cognition.