Self-Monitoring and Commitment to Dating Relationships: A Classroom Demonstration

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Students are not always aware of the extent to which dispositions are associated with important aspects of social behavior. This classroom demonstration reveals how a certain disposition that students possess (self-monitoring orientation) is meaningfully related to a significant aspect of their lives (commitment in dating relationships). Specifically, this exercise demonstrates that individuals high in self-monitoring tend to adopt an uncommitted orientation to dating relationships, whereas those low in self-monitoring tend to adopt a committed one. The effectiveness of this demonstration and topics for further discussion are highlighted. © 1988, SAGE Publications. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-33
Number of pages3
JournalTeaching of Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1988


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