By Seth J. Schwartz, Koen Luyckx, Vivian L. Vignoles
Identity is without doubt one of the such a lot broadly studied constructs within the social sciences. but, regardless of the wealth of findings throughout many disciplines, id researchers stay divided over such enduring primary questions as: What precisely is id, and the way do identification tactics functionality? Do humans have a unmarried identification or a number of identities? Is id separately or jointly orientated? in my view or socially built? strong or continuously in flux? The HandbookofIdentityTheoryandResearch deals the infrequent chance to handle the questions and reconcile those seeming contradictions, bringing solidarity and readability to a various and fragmented literature.
This exhaustive reference paintings emphasizes the intensity and complexity of identification tactics and domain names and provides views from many various theoretical faculties and empirical ways. Contributing authors supply views from psychology (e.g., narrative, social id concept, neo-Eriksonian) and from different disciplines (e.g., sociology, political technological know-how, ethnic studies); and the editors spotlight the hyperlinks among chapters that supply complementary insights on comparable subjects.
In addition to overlaying identification techniques and different types which are recognized to the sphere, the Handbook tackles many rising concerns, including:
- Identity improvement between followed persons.
- Identity tactics in interpersonal relationships.
- Effects of globalization on cultural identity.
- Transgender event and identity.
- Consumer id and procuring behavior.
- Social id strategies in xenophobia and genocide.
The HandbookofIdentityTheoryandResearch lends itself to a wealth of makes use of via students, clinicians, and graduate scholars throughout many disciplines, together with social, developmental, and child/school psychology; human improvement and relations reviews; sociology; cultural anthropology; gender, ethnic, and verbal exchange reviews; schooling; and counseling.
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Furthermore, we believe that diverse methodologies within both quantitative and qualitative approaches are needed in order to capture the richness and complexity of identity. In the epilogue, we consider our current state of progress in addressing these differences and suggest some future directions—with the goal of facilitating greater integration of the field of identity studies. But for now, we outline in a bit more detail the forms that these divisions have taken within the literature to date, as well as discussing why each of these divisions might be viewed as unhelpful.
Jensen et al. also review the challenges and opportunities that globalization presents for people forming their identities, especially during adolescence and emerging adulthood. 1 Introduction: Toward an Integrative View of Identity 17 Well-being, needs, and motives. In the third section, we present five perspectives on needs and motives that are understood to underlie many of the identity processes identified and described in the previous two sections, as well as the implications of these processes for well-being.
Hence, we believe that the differences in methodological preferences can partially account for the differences in how identity has been conceptualized across traditions. If this is the case, then integrating the identity literature requires researchers to look beyond the methodologies that are most familiar to them, and to see what insights can be gained by paying attention to alternative methodological as well as theoretical traditions. Toward Integration We believe that the identity literature is in need of an integrative perspective that brings together the strengths of these seemingly contrasting theoretical and methodological approaches without losing sight of the unique contributions that each of these approaches can make.