Did you know our very own Dr. Jack Tsan, PhD is also the creator, director, and host of the People of Color in Psychology Podcast!?! Check out this episode he recently hosted with our very own Dr. Christine Levya, PhD on empowering women by exploring self-views!
Self-verification theory is a theory in social psychology that proposes that people have a need to have their self-concepts (or beliefs about themselves) confirmed. This need is so strong that people will often go to great lengths to ensure that their self-concepts are verified. Self-verification theory has been used to explain a wide range of human behaviors, including why people choose certain friends and jobs, why they react to feedback in certain ways, and why they make the decisions they do.
In this podcast episode, we speak with Dr. Christine Leyva, who will be talking about self-verification theory and how it relates to women’s self-esteem. We will explore why it is important for women to have their self-concepts verified, and how they can go about a process of empowering themselves in a healthy and positive way.