PSY425H1: Self and Identity


The distinguishing feature of human consciousness is self-consciousness -- our ability to be aware of and interpret ourselves and our experiences. All our higher capabilities as a species rest upon this foundation. Self-consciousness allows us to develop an understanding of who we are as individuals and in relation to others. This lecture course brings together ideas and perspectives from across the social sciences to explore the nature of self-consciousness. The institutional relations and cultural practices that give shape to contemporary forms of identity and self-experience are also examined.

Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)