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Robert Arkin

Robert Arkin

American social psychologist
Robert Arkin
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Intro American social psychologist
Is Psychologist Social psychologist
From United States of America
Type Healthcare
Gender male
Peoplepill ID robert-arkin
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Robert M. Arkin (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is a social psychologist and member of the social program faculty at The Ohio State University. He is primarily known for his research on self-handicapping.


Arkin’s research concerns the self in social interaction, with special emphasis on the uncertain self (self-doubt; self-handicapping and overachievement; personal security and insecurity in the post 9/11 era). Arkin developed the Subjective Overachievement Scale more than a decade ago to tap feelings of self-doubt coupled with a performance outcome concerns. He is Editor of the 2011 book "Most Underappreciated: 50 Prominent Social Psychologists Describe Their Most Unloved Work”, Handbook of the Uncertain Self (with co-editors Kathryn Oleson and Patrick Carroll), and the forthcoming Handbook of Personal Security (with co-editors Patrick Carroll and Aaron Wichman).

Honors and Distinctions

Arkin is a member of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology. Arkin has served more than fourteen years as Associate Editor (Journal of Personality and Social Psychology; Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin) and Editor (Basic and Applied Social Psychology) of major journals in the discipline. Other honors include: The Middlebush Chair in Psychology (University of Missouri); serving as Undergraduate Dean (The Ohio State University); several Department, University and national teaching awards, including the Psi Chi National Distinguished Speaker Award in 2001.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 29 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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