Introduction
Teaching Interests
Research Interests
Educational Background
Schedule




School of Natural & Social Sciences

Steven Gordon
Professor


Office: King Hall A3046
Phone: 323-343-2214
Email: sgordon@calstatela.edu



INTRODUCTION

As a former CSULA student, who also graduated from a local high school (Alhambra), I am interested in linking our ambitious students with scholarly associations, graduate programs, and professional careers.


TEACHING INTERESTS

The courses that I teach are Sociology 300 - Cultural Emotions, Sociology 120 - Intimate Relationships, Sociology 422 - Social Psychology, and Sociology 522 - Seminar in Social Psychology. I also am the Theme Coordinator for the Human Emotions General Education Theme, which I developed as a curricular program at CSULA.


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Social psychology is my research specialization, with specific interests in sociology of emotions, social role theory, interpersonal relationships, culture and personality, and historical social psychology.I was elected Chair of the American Sociological Association's Section on Sociology of Emotions, elected to the Executive Committee of the International Society for Research on Emotions, and have served as Associate Editor of Symbolic Interaction, Perspectives in Social Theory, and am on the Editorial Board of Social Psychology Quarterly. Some of my publications are listed below.

Representative Professional Activities

Date

Publications/Presentations

1999 The Human Emotions Theme at CSULA. Section of course syllabi in Handbook on Teaching Sociology of Emotions, American Sociological Association.
1990 Social Structural Effects on Emotion, Chapter in Research Agendas in the Sociology of Emotion, ed. by T.D. Kemper, State University of New York Press.
1989 The Socialization of Children's Emotions, Chapter in Children's Understanding of Emotions, ed. by C. Saarni and P. Harris, Cambridge.
1988 Changing Emotion Norms in Marriage: Love and Anger in U.S. Women's Magazines since 1900, (with F. Cancian). Gender and Society 2: 308-342.
1981 The Sociology of Sentiments and Emotion, chapter in Social Psychology: Sociological Approaches, ed. by M. Rosenberg and R. Turner, Basic Books.


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

B.A. Sociology 1967
U.C.L.A.

M.A. Sociology 1972
U.C.L.A.

Ph.D. Sociology 1979
U.C.L.A.

Post-Doctoral Study Social Structure & Personality 1979-80
U.C. Berkeley

NIMH Program


Winter 2001 SCHEDULE

CourseSect. No.TitleUnitsDay & TimeRoom
SOC 300 01 Cultural Emotions 4 MW 9:00-10:40 a.m. KH C3097
SOC 120 04 Intimate Relationships 4 MW 10:50 - 12:30 KH B3014
SOC 300 04 Cultural Emotions 4 MW 2:30 - 4:10 KH C3097

OFFICE HOURS

DayTime
Monday12:35 - 2:25
Wednesday12:35 - 2:05

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