Self & Social Identity in Educational Contexts

We are delighted that this edited book is now out and available!  It has been a labour of love for several years but we are very excited to see it come out and to touch upon a number of very important issues in education.

See below for the contents and more detail about the book can be found at the following link:

Table of Contents

PART I: Introducing social identity in educational contexts

  1. Introducing self and social identityin educational contexts: promoting learning, managing conflict, facilitating change (Michael J. Platow, Kenneth I. Mavor and Boris Bizumic)
  2. The social identity approach to education and learning: Identification, ideation, interaction, influence and ideology ( Alexander Haslam)

PART II: Social identity in the classroom and playground

  1. School climate, social identity processes and school outcomes: making the case for a group-level approach to understanding schools (Katherine J. Reynolds, Emina Subasic, Eunro Lee and Dave Bromhead)
  2. Bullying and belonging: social identity on the playground (Siân E. Jones, Andrew G. Livingstone and Antony S. R. Manstead) 

PART III: Social identities between the classroom and beyond 

  1. Why so few? The role of social identity and situational cues in understanding the underrepresentation of women in STEM fields (Kathryn L. Boucher and Mary C. Murphy)
  2. The educational experience of students from low socio-economic status background (Jolanda Jetten, Aarti Iyer and Airong Zhang)
  3. Indigenous education in Australia: a battle of identities (Diana M. Grace and Michael J. Platow)
  4. Education and social participation: civic identity and civic action in formal and informal education contexts (Emma F. Thomas, Craig McGarty, Avelie Stuart, Girish Lala and Anne Pedersen)

PART IV: Becoming and influencing: the role of social identity in student life 

  1. University students’ social identity and health behaviours (Joanne R. Smith, Winnifred R. Louis and Mark Tarrant)
  2. The role of psychological need satisfaction in promoting student identification (Katharine Greenaway, Catherine E. Amiot, Winnifred R. Louis and Sarah V. Bentley)
  3. Uncertainty in transition: the influence of group cohesion on learning (Tegan Cruwys, Amber M. Gaffney and Yvonne Skipper)

PART V: Approaches to learning and academic performance

  1. The role of students’ social identities in fostering high-quality learning in higher education (Ana-Maria Bliuc, Peter Goodyear and Robert A. Ellis) 
  2. Understanding social identity in education: the modifying role for perceived norms (Lillian Smyth, Kenneth I. Mavor, Michael J. Platow and Diana M. Grace)
  3. Performance in small student groups: group personality, identity and norms (Conal Monaghan and Boris Bizumic)
  4. Student identity and the marketization of higher education (Stefanie J. Sonnenberg)

PART VI: Insights and applications from medical education 

  1. Stereotyping and the development of clinicians’ professional identities (Bryan Burford and Harriet E. S. Rosenthal-Stott)
  2. Hero, voyeur, judge: understanding medical students’ moral identities through professionalism dilemma narratives (Lynn V. Monrouxe and Charlotte E. Rees)
  3. The complexity of medical education: social identity and normative influence in well-being and approaches to learning (Kathleen G. McNeill, Lillian Smyth and Kenneth I. Mavor)

PART VII: Making connections

  1. The social construction of teachers’ identities: finding connections in social identity and post-structuralist perspectives (Emma Rich, Kenneth I. Mavor and Louisa Webb)