Authenticity with Audrey Aday

In the First Episode of Season Two we are joined by Audrey Aday from the Social Identity Lab at the University of British Columbia to chat about social identity and authenticity. Audrey shares with us how our surroundings interact with our social identity to alter our feelings of authenticity and sense of ‘fit’. How do people adapt to uncomfortable environments? What are the three components of ‘fitting in’? What are trait and state authenticity, and what is the difference between them? How do you “just be yourself” or “act natural”? All this and much more in Authenticity with Audrey Aday!


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