Identity Essay Topics

Public key infrastructure

Public key infrastructure is arrangements used to bind public keys with identities of respective user by means of certificate of authority. There should be unique user identity for each certificate of authority. Establishment of binding is through registration and issuance process which is carried out under human supervision or software at a certificate of authority… View Article

Consumer Culture Is Central to Understanding Contemporary Identities

As the title suggests, this essay is going to discuss, to what extent does consumer culture affect contemporary identities. In today’s society consumer culture is everywhere and we would probably not be able to survive without it. It became such an important part of our lives that some people even build their carrier around it…. View Article

Without Connection to Others There Is No Me

In a society which inherently seeks to categorise individuals, it is paramount that each person finds their genuine place in the world. The most powerful influences that impact on an individual’s sense of belonging include identity and heritage. It is a part of humanity which makes us desire to want to belong to a social,… View Article

Jews Self

Chuck Palahniuk once aptly quoted “Nothing of me is original. I am a combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known”, but to what extent is this true? Indeed, an individual’s uniqueness may comprise of the exposure to certain people, and expectations, but how much of this shapes our identity? As human beings, our species is… View Article

One Approach to Identity

The concept of identity within psychology can be traced back to the emergence of the discipline with William James’ publication Principles in Psychology in 1890 (as cited in Phoenix, 2007 p. 45). While various identity theories abound, all approaches are principally concerned with explaining what identity is and how individuals form and use their identities… View Article

Self Identity

There are numerous factors that either make up or restrain the self-identity of a person or an individual. Culture, in addition to family traditions, is one of the factors that affect the self-identity of an individual. When growing up, the environment around affect the personality, values, as well as, beliefs of an individual. The environment… View Article

Globalization and Cultural Identity

Globalization can be viewed in a smaller context as “living in a small community. ” In this community, you have neighbours of different races, and origins, speaking different languages, and accustomed to different cultures. Even though we live together in a single neighbourhood, the word that always get attached with globalization is different – being… View Article

How do you believe Identity is formed

Identity cannot be formed and defined in one category; it is defined in many ways. Our Identity is formed by our race, culture, language, belief and environment. Sarah Morris described,” Every thing around what and us shapes who we became we believe about other and ourselves. ” (1) In the book Why are all the… View Article

Personal Identity

Who am I? Descartes’ answer was simply I am a mind (sum res cogitans). Descartes arrived at this answer by introspection – by looking inside himself. David Hume offered a brilliant critique of the idea that one can find one’s self through introspection.  “When I turn my reflection on myself, I never can perceive this… View Article

Evaluate Social Identity Theory

Social identity theory is designed by Tajfel and Turner (1979) to explain how it is that people develop a sense of membership and belonging in particular groups, and how the mechanics of intergroup discrimination. Several interconnected mechanisms are at work with social identity theory. The core idea is that people tend to seek out-group membership… View Article

Dairies Case Study

Read Case Study 3.1, Hy Dairies, on pages 85 and 86 in your textbook, and answer Discussion Questions 1–3 on your own before checking the suggested answers below. Suggested Answers to Case 3.1 1. Apply your knowledge of stereotyping and social identity theory to explain what went wrong here. It may seem that this case… View Article

Nationality and Cultural Identity

Since the beginning of civilization, man has always traveled across shores for better food and shelter. As time passed by, the need of food and shelter transformed into the desire of a better living and man started traveling continents for the same. Today the world is heading more and more towards globalization and many developed… View Article

The Development of Ethnic Identity During Adolescence

This paper will summarize the assignment The Development of Ethnic Identity during Adolescence. The paper will focus on definitions and discuss the various theories that speak to ethnic Identity during development, and finally the one of the many models for testing identity ethnic development. Erikson described adolescent identity exploration as a crisis of identity versus… View Article

Ad Hope on Identity

Identity, defined as the sense of self, providing sameness and continuity in personality over time and sometimes disturbed in mental illnesses, is a concept frequently explored by Australian poet and essayist Alec Derwent Hope. This is evident in the poems Australia and The Explorers where Hope utilises a number of literary techniques, primarily metaphorical language,… View Article

The Lob’s Girl

(1) Some people choose their dogs, and some dogs choose their people. The Pengelly family had no say in the choosing of Lob; he came to them in the second way, and very decisively. (2) It began on the beach, the summer when Sandy was five, Don, her older brother, twelve, and the twins were… View Article

Problem of Personal Identity

I. Introduction In this paper, I will investigate the “Problem of Personal Identity”. The particular scenario I will respond to is: “Suppose that sometime in the future a crazy scientist creates a perfect clone of you. The clone has a qualitatively identical body to yours and has the same memories as you as well as… View Article

Identify Yourself

Physically, I am an Asian boy with somewhat a smooth hairstyle. I’m relatively chubby with about 168-centimeter height and 80-kilogram weight. Working out every single day and trying to build a ripped body aren’t my things. However, I do love sports, a whole lot. Basketball, table tennis and swimming are hobbies that I enjoy doing… View Article

Identity Crisis in Hayavadana

Abstract Girish Karnad’s use of folk forms is neither casual nor incidental. In his Hayavadana, he has made innovative experiment to offer a new direction to modern theatre. The dramatist has proved that the traditional forms need not be treated as precious artifacts, but can be adapted to treat modern themes suitable for the urban… View Article

This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff

ii. ‘This Boy’s Life is not only about hardship; it is also about determination and resourcefulness.’ Discuss. Wolff’s memoir This Boy’s Life positions its readers to question the ability of Tobias and his mother to ‘change [their] luck’. In the midst of the post-war conservative backlash the pair are caged by societal norms that prevent… View Article

Learner Identity

I always perceive this society as a learning society where in our everyday life we can get various opportunities to learn things that interest us. Learning is a lifelong process as it continues until one dies. But the most crucial phase of forming a learner identity is the school going phase for everybody. School does… View Article

Identity Theft

This is a type of fraud that entails use of another persons’ personal information to take the identity of that person in order to gain monetary and non-monetary benefits. The term identity theft is a misnomer as it is inherently impossible for a person to steal the identity but can use it. As a result… View Article


Often times we will hear phrases like, “loss of identity” or “identity crisis”. What many people never stop to think about is what “identity” means. Generally identity can be taken to refer to specifications of a person, personal conception and expression or group expression and affiliation. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary identity carries the… View Article

Cultural Identity in The Namesake

The Namesake illustrates several elements of transition that are common to the stories of immigrant families and their children. As shown in the film, the first generation connects with their cultural identity and roots to a far greater degree and density than their children do. The second generation exists between two realities of culture including… View Article

Hume and the Idea of Personal Identity

Hume considered the idea of identity to be both fictitious and perception based (Hume, 1739). His philosophy was that we as humans could only perceive, or imagine a concept of self based on various thoughts and images that we could see at any given time. But if Hume were to argue that Self existed, it… View Article

Social Psychology

Are the concepts of contagion and deindividuation adequate explanations of rioting and looting behaviour? Discuss this in relation to other explanations of collective behaviour in Book 1, Chapter 1 (Dixon and Mahendran). This essay will explore whether the concepts of contagion and deindividuation theories are relevant to explaining rioting and looting behaviour, using a critical… View Article

Kindertransport – Identity

Do you ever think about what you represent in this world? Do you ever think about how people, as a whole, perceive your personality, your background, your style, your language, and your opinion? I’ve been thinking a lot about how my individuality is recognized by others and how I can change it within one moment’s… View Article

Discovering Our Identity Is Both Challenging And Ongoing

Finding ourselves can be a described as a difficult and never ending process. People can unearth new aspects of their identities every day, from new experiences and partaking in different activities with different people. An individual can spend their whole lives searching for answers about themselves and about their life. However, for some people, their… View Article

The Immorality of Stealing

DEDICATION The researcher dedicates her desertion of work to her family. To my brothers that are always there to protect me. To my sisters that gave me all the things I needed in my daily living. To my uncle and my auntie who provided for me and lastly to my mother who is so supportive… View Article