Spring 2011

Self and Identity

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-52


Jessica Salvatore (Section 01)


Self and identity are central topics of interest within social psychology.  This course will examine contemporary research into the inherently social, dynamic, and multifaceted nature of selves and identities.  Topics will include the multiple levels of self-definition (including self as an individual, as a participant in dyadic relationships, and as a group member); sources of self-knowledge at each level; when self-knowledge is accurate versus biased; self-esteem; self-regulation; the formation of social identities; and the outcomes associated with both group identification and difference from others.

Requisite:  Psychology  11.   Not open to first year students. Limited to 25 students. Spring semester.  Five College Mellon Fellow Salvatore.

If Overenrolled: Juniors and seniors will be given first priority.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2011, Fall 2012