I have been reading for some time on both Sociology and Social Psychology and I have discovered one pattern in the research and theory that I have not seen drawn out of the material: A four part identity.
There are two primary components of Social Psychology, the self and the group. Both can be viewed in two ways:
- In Self, how I see myself
- Out Self, how others see myself
- In Group, how I see my group
- Out Group, how others see my group
These four perspectives compose knowledge and consequently identity.