Jacque Eccles

A scholar and leader in research on identity for 40 years, psychologist Jacque Eccles reflects on the various ways in which “identity” can be understood and measured. She provides a variety of vivid examples on how identity or self-concept play into decisions that young people make on whether to engage with STEM or not. Eccles describes her “expectancy value frame of task choice” as a way to link identity to observable action.

You can watch this short video or download the full interview transcript below.

What is STEM identity? | Jacque Eccles

Jacque Eccles
Distinguished Professor of Education, University of California, Irvine

"One can imagine oneself being a scientist or being a mathematician or that doing this activity as so much a part of who one thinks one is that it is nested within this thing we would call self-concept or identity."