Social psychology, family, gender
Ph.D., Washington State University
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.
Sociology of the Family (Soc 154A)
Social Psychology (Soc 147)
Quantitative Research Methods (Soc 108)