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Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

Scot Gould

Reader 2

Jeffrey Flory

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Omar R Rodriguez


This thesis is purposed to understand and mathematically formulate a model for testing the functional value of self-expression in the workplace. Starting from “pure self-expression”, this paper develops “functional self-expression” in given contexts. This development is through the lens of an idealized workplace context whose intrinsic value is profit-maximizing. This perspective is dominating and fills the entire surface to which the self can express too. The logical foundations of this paper begin anecdotal and transcend to holistic visualizations and a concluding model. In the end, we discover that the self-expression within “friendship” poses a threat to the idealized dominating context of the workplace.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.