The International Society for Self and Identity (ISSI): An Interdisciplinary Association for Social and Behavioral Scientists
The International Society for Self and Identity (ISSI):An Interdisciplinary Association for Social and Behavioral Scientists

2022 Self and Identity Preconference at SPSP

Welcome to the Self & Identity’s SPSP 2022 Preconference! The International Society for Self and Identity (ISSI) promotes scholarship on the individual and collective aspects of the self, and showcases some outstanding research at this preconference. This year’s theme was "Shifting Selves, Malleable Identities." Many of the identities that we ascribe to ourselves or are ascribed to us include social categories (race, religion, gender, class, nationality). These identities are not discrete and fixed, but rather allow for movement and malleability. For example, transitioning between genders, migration to a new country, changes in racial demographics, economic mobility, and religious conversion or exit are all examples of how people’s social identities can change. Studying the shifts in people undergoing these transitions helps us to better understand the dynamics of identity overall.


The preconference featured the work of eminent scholars in these and other areas, including addresses from Early Career and Lifetime Career Award winners from the International Society for Self and Identity. The preconference also featured a poster session, data blitz, and a mentoring and networking lunch, illustrating the relevance and vitality of current self and identity research.


This year's speakers included:

Maureen Craig

New York University


Paul K. Piff

University of California, Irvine



Mostafa Salari Rad

Princeton/New School for Social Research

Aneeta Rattan

London Business School


Sarah Gaither

Duke University


2021 Early Career Award Winner

Daphna Oyserman

University of Southern California


2021 Lifetime Career Award Winner

Maya Yampolsky

Université Laval

Conference organizers:


Negin R. Toosi, California State University, East Bay
Sarah E. Gaither, Duke University

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2019 Self and Identity Preconference
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