God's perfect design:
How race (and culture) matters
In order to fully understand how individuals function, it is important to understand identity development as a fluid process of coming to know the self. Identity has been defined as a phenomenological experience of coming to understand oneself; from this perspective, identity is lived discourse. Individuals need to infuse values, beliefs, behaviors, and lifestyle into their identity. Social identity has been defined by Tajfel (1974) as the part of the individual’s self-concept that derives from knowledge of membership in a group along with the emotional significance attached to it. This plenary session will help participants to understand identity development from an intersectionality perspective. Participants will have a better understanding of how individuals grow to develop an awareness of the self and how multiple identity factors intersect.