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Identity theory and social identity theory
In social psychology, we need to establish a general theory of the self which can attend to both macro and micro processes, and which avoids the redundancies of separate theories on different aspectsExpand
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The Past, Present, and Future of an Identity Theory*
Among the many traditions of research on "identity," two somewhat different yet strongly related strands of identity theory have developed. The first, reflected in the work of Stryker and colleagues,Expand
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Social stress can be understood by incorporating interruption theory as developed in research on stress into a model of identity processes drawn from identity theory. From this perspective, socialExpand
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The self: Measurement requirements from an interactionist perspective.
Techniques for measuring an individual's self-concept must have two characteristics: they must be theoretically grounded and they must be quantitative. With respect to the first of theseExpand
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A sociological approach to self and identity
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Identity Change
This research examines two mechanisms by which persons' identities change over time. First, on the basis of identity control theory (ICT), I hypothesize that while identities influence the way inExpand
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An Identity Theory Approach to Commitment
Commitment highlights one of the ways in which individuals infuse roles and social structure with self-motivated behaviors, thereby linking the self to social structure. Past theoretical formulationsExpand
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The Roots of Identity Theory
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The Link between Identity and Role Performance
Despite interest in the influence of self-concept on behavior, research has been limited by (I) the need to better understand the mechanism by which self influences role behaviors, (2) a reliance onExpand
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