Connection between identity and loneliness
Social identity theory suggests that people derive their sense of self from their membership in social groups, such as family, ethnic groups, and communities. The theory also posits that people tend to categorize themselves and others into groups based on shared characteristics and experiences, which can lead to a sense of belonging and self-esteem. However,… Continue reading
The Real Monster Among us!
This presentation was done as part of Dr. Peterson’s in-residence service for Tohono O’odham Community College. The topic covers homicides, psychopaths, and serial killers. The purpose is to highlight the real monsters around us and who can be defined as truly evil. Continue reading
Presentation to Southern Arizona Association for Education of Young Children Annual 2020 CONFERENCE:
THE IMPORTANCE OF BELONGING AND CONNECTION DURING STRESS AND A PANDEMICLA IMPORTANCE DE LA PERTENENCIA Y LACONEXIÓN DURANTE EL ESTRÉS Y UNA PANDEMIA Link to Apple podcast [CLICK HERE] Goals of Presentation: 1.Describe the finding of research during COVID-19 crisis on belonging, social connection, and identity. (Describir el hallazgo de la investigación durante la crisis de COVID-19 sobre pertenencia, conexión social e identidad.) 2.Provide an understanding of how identity influence social belonging and how… Continue reading
The Psychology of Rioting and Looting
Understanding Rioting Behavior and Looting. Of recent there has been a lot of discussion about protests, and the riots and looting that came with some of the protests. Of course with this question in the United States is the question of legality of the riots and looting and the moral issues that they bring about.… Continue reading
Psychology Short Lecture 12 Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-cunpt-e8f3ab Short lecture series for Dr. Peterson’s Introduction to Psychology Course Psychology Short Lecture 12 Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology Continue reading
COVID-19 Loneliness and the Authentic Self
Recently the American Psychological Association released a report that overall during the COVID-19 crisis there was a reduction in the overall loneliness rates in the United States. In this audio Dr. Peterson provides a explanation of why this may be through a person’s authentic identity that the home and family brings, and how our outside… Continue reading
Personal Reflections on Inequality in United States: Myth or Fact.
Ever since I started college and began learning about historical events that occurred in the United States that were not taught to me in High School and grade school I have often wondered what this thing they call “prejudice” and “discrimination” really was and did it really still exist in the United States? Unfortunately, until… Continue reading
Welcome to my site on identity and loneliness. My name is Dr. Curtis Peterson, I have been studying the connection between identity and loneliness for over 13 years. My goal is to emphasize the importance of being a social species and denial of this leads to many life difficulties.