Alicia Cast

Alicia Cast
Associate Professor
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Office Location

SSMS 3125

Specialization

Social psychology, family, gender

Education

Ph.D., Washington State University

Bio

Professor Cast's areas of research are social psychology and feminist studies with an emphasis on the family.  Her research focuses on identity formation (the process by which persons come to understand who they are), the ways in which understandings of the self may be influenced by social context such as differences in power, and the role of emotions in person's understandings of the self.  Her research draws from the symbolic interactionist tradition and its more recent formulation as identity control theory.

Courses

Sociology of the Family (Soc 154A)

Social Psychology (Soc 147)

Quantitative Research Methods (Soc 108)