The British Psychological Society is calling for a language change, from 'obese people' to 'people living with obesity'. But using the word obesity can reinforce rather than prevent stigma.
Recently in Canada and the United States, a small, but vocal minority of white French-descendants have used an ancestor born between 300 and 400 years ago to claim an "Indigenous" identity.
Convictions are where beliefs meet identity. But that can lead to trouble. Our supercharged politics make giving up a conviction feel like an act of self-betrayal and a betrayal of our tribe.
How important is the identity of an author? Can a novelist ever really 'become' someone else?
While thought of as an unpretentious fast-food dish, the doner kebab is a symbol of the social, political and identity issues facing European society today.
India’s elections are not about policy issues. Instead, they have zeroed in on the leadership of Narendra Modi and, through him, the legitimacy of Hinduness as India’s new dominant ideology.
People could be asked to prove their identity to continuing posting political content or adverts on Facebook.
After a civil conflict, within five years the majority of modern peace agreements fail. What is causing these negotiated settlements to fall apart?
The Mueller report reveals that some U.S. citizens helped Russian government agents organize real-life events, aiding Russia's propaganda campaign. Don't be like them.
When a country becomes more diverse,
new demographic tensions may emerge between people who feel that they own their country's identity – and people who feel they've been left out.
How tastes differ between first-generation migrants and their British-born offspring.
Estimating our ancestry is hard – because our backgrounds are much more mixed up than we thought. So don't take your DNA ancestry test results literally: they're just a prediction.
Your identity changes when you move house and, if that's to a different community, your clothes change along with you.
Scientists have developed a robotic arm with knowledge of its physical form – a very basic sense of self.
Numbers alone don't relay the importance of people seeing their own experiences and lives mirrored in popular culture.
Children from minority groups rarely see themselves reflected in the books they read. This can negatively impact their sense of identity and their literacy levels.
Since 1997, the ways people in the UK define their nationality has rapidly changed.
Australia's parliament will soon decide on a bill to try to regulate facial recognition technology, but it leaves a lot of questions unanswered.
Torture is such a profound tear in the fabric that makes us human that it can distort even the most fundamental elements of social existence.
Whether the sins of our past stay with us forever has become a pertinent question of our time. A philosopher argues we don't need to carry our past burdens – although there are some moral conditions.