Middle Tennessee Psychological Association
Middle Tennessee State University will be hosting the Middle Tennessee Psychological Association’s 2018 spring meeting. The meeting provides an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present their efforts to colleagues from other colleges and universities.
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The schedule for this year’s meeting will be as follows:
8:30—9:00 AM Registration
9:00—9:45 AM Poster Session I
10:00—11:00 AM Keynote Speaker
11:15 AM—12:30 PM Paper Sessions (up to five concurrent sessions, based on demand)
12:45—1:30 PM Poster Session II
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Dr. Tom Brinthaupt
Department of Psychology
Middle Tennessee State University
Why Do People Differ in How Often They Talk to Themselves?
In this talk, Dr. Brinthaupt will summarize his program of research on the phenomenon of talking to oneself. First, he will review historical and contemporary definitions of self-talk, emphasizing its self-regulatory functions. Then, he will describe the development and validation of the Self-Talk Scale (STS), a standardized measure of individual differences in self-talk frequency. Finally, he will discuss research conducted using the STS that explores two hypotheses about individual differences in self-talk. The “social isolation” hypothesis posits that individuals who spend more time alone or who have more socially isolating experiences will report more frequent self-talk. The “cognitive disruption” hypothesis posits that individuals who experience anomalous or disordered thinking will report more frequent self-talk. Audience members will have the opportunity to talk to themselves during the presentation.
Dr. Tom Brinthaupt is a Professor in the MTSU Psychology Department. He also serves as the Director of Faculty Development for the MTSU Learning, Teaching, and Innovative Technologies Center.
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