Turtles and Peacocks: Self-Handicapping
FREDERICK RHODEWALT
TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1990 NOON

University of Utah psychologist Fred Rhodewalt will
discuss an extensive body of research about
people's reactions to performance-related threats to
self-esteem. Rhodewalt received his PhD in social
psychology from Princeton University. His work
focuses on the interaction of an individual's personality
and the demands of social situations in determining behavior. His research on "self-handicapping" illustrates
some of the ways that everyone, from professional
athletes to college students, reacts to the desire for the
success and the fear of failure. Please return the
luncheon coupon, if you wish to join us at noon.