The Self and Social Identities

PSY 223

Course broadly explores definitions of 'the self' and how different social identities develop, change, and overlap with each other across the lifespan. Using both theory and a large body of empirical research from psychology, we investigate how our own sense of self as well as our perceptions of other people's identities guide behavior. Using media examples, peer-reviewed research, and news articles we will examine both personal and societal views of identity that contribute toward the intersectional nature of social existence. Psychology 101 or at least one other psychology course suggested before taking this course.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • W
  • SS
Typically Offered
Spring Only