Group identity is intimately tied with self identity. Yet, people often understand their identity as individual without appreciation for the role others play in their identity. Based on social identity theory this article highlights the role that group identity plays in self identity and explores three consequences of this association. Case studies present first-hand experience with the consequences of communicating group identity. These case studies also demonstrate the value of a specific class project undertaken to provide students with a meaningful understanding of these issues.
Kurylo, Anastacia; Coghill, Kelli; Comber, Katrina; and Taveras, Fernando
"In or Out? Experiential Learning and Three Consequences of Communicating Group Identity,"
Proceedings of the New York State Communication Association:
Vol. 2011, Article 5.
Available at: http://docs.rwu.edu/nyscaproceedings/vol2011/iss1/5