Social Identity Theory Intro

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Overview of Social Identity Theory for the IB Psychology Sociocultural Level of Analysis learning outcome: Evaluate social identity theory, making reference to relevant studies

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Social Identity Theory Intro

  1. 1. Social Identity Theory Image by inju on Flickr
  2. 2. Evaluate social identity theory, making reference to relevant studies Learning Outcome
  3. 3. Categorization Image by Christiano Betta on Flickr
  4. 4. • What categories do you see in school? Image by inju on Flickr • What similarities are exaggerated? • What “category” do you fit in at school? Outside of school? Social Identity Theory
  5. 5. Social Comparison Image from Curve Magazine
  6. 6. • What benefits come from being in a certain group? Image by inju on Flickr • Do any groups at school seem to have more power or prestige than others? Social Identity Theory
  7. 7. Group Membership = Positive Self-Esteem
  8. 8. • How does the group(s) you’re in help you maintain positive self- esteem? Image by inju on Flickr • Have you ever left a group or distanced yourself from it because it lowered your self- esteem? Social Identity Theory
  9. 9. 16 Year-Old Boys are Less Mature than 16 Year-Old Girls
  10. 10. • What labels are on your forehead? • On what cues did you base your guess? • To what extent do people rely on the real world to support how they view themselves? • To what extent are people’s self- concepts determined by those people around them?

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