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Peter J. Burke and Jan E. Stets

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195388275

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388275.001.0001

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Identities and Their Operation

Identities and Their Operation

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Identity Theory

Peter J. Burke

Jan E. Stets

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the identity control model and the identity-verification process. It pinpoints the component parts of identities and studies the present understandings on the way identities work. It shows the four types of interruptions that can occur in the identity process and explains how self-esteem can become an outcome of the verification process. Finally, it presents some studies on identity-verification.

Keywords:   identity control model, identity-verification, identities, types of interruptions, identity process, self-esteem

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