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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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(p.155) 8 Emotion
Identity Theory

Peter J. Burke

Jan E. Stets

Oxford University Press

This chapter studies the topic of emotion as it is understood in identity theory. It shows how emotion fits into the theory, as well as the extent to which empirical work has supported the role emotion plays in identity theory. Most of the chapter is devoted to the discussion of emotion using the perceptual control emphasis in identity theory. The last section of the chapter discusses how the role of emotion can be further developed in identity theory.

Keywords:   emotion, identity theory, perceptual control emphasis

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