Handbook of Identity Theory and Research by Seth J. SchwartzHandbook of Identity Theory and Research by Seth J. Schwartz

Handbook of Identity Theory and Research

EditorSeth J. Schwartz

Hardcover | July 1, 2011

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Identity is one of the most extensively studied constructs in the social sciences. Yet, despite the wealth of findings across many disciplines, identity researchers remain divided over such enduring fundamental questions as: What exactly is identity, and how do identity processes function? Do people have a single identity or multiple identities? Is identity individually or collectively oriented? Personally or socially constructed? Stable or constantly in flux? The Handbook of Identity Theory and Research offers the rare opportunity to address the questions and reconcile these seeming contradictions, bringing unity and clarity to a diverse and fragmented literature.This exhaustive reference work emphasizes the depth and complexity of identity processes and domains and presents perspectives from many different theoretical schools and empirical approaches. Contributing authors provide perspectives from psychology (e.g., narrative, social identity theory, neo-Eriksonian) and from other disciplines (e.g., sociology, political science, ethnic studies); and the editors highlight the links between chapters that provide complementary insights on related subjects.In addition to covering identity processes and categories that are well-known to the field, the Handbook tackles many emerging issues, including:Identity development among adopted persons.Identity processes in interpersonal relationships.Effects of globalization on cultural identity.Transgender experience and identity.Consumer identity and shopping behavior.Social identity processes in xenophobia and genocide.The Handbook of Identity Theory and Research lends itself to a wealth of uses by scholars, clinicians, and graduate students across many disciplines, including social, developmental, and child/school psychology; human development and family studies; sociology; cultural anthropology; gender, ethnic, and communication studies; education; and counseling.
Seth J. Schwartz is Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine in the United States.  He received his master's degree in family and child sciences from Florida State University, and his Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Florida Internation...
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Title:Handbook of Identity Theory and ResearchFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1040 pages, 0.09 × 0.09 × 0 inPublished:July 1, 2011Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1441979875

ISBN - 13:9781441979872

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Table of Contents

Volume I: Structures and Processes.- 1. Introduction: Toward an Integrative View of Identity; V.L. Vignoles, S.J. Schwartz, K. Luyckx.- Personal and Developmental Perspectives.- 2. The Identity Statuses: Origins, Meanings, and Interpretations; J. Kroger, J.E. Marcia.- 3. A Social-Cognitive Perspective on Identity Construction; M.D. Berzonsky.- 4. Processes of Personal Identity Formation and Evaluation; K. Luyckx, S.J. Schwartz, L. Goossens, W. Beyers, L. Missotten.- 5. Narrative Identity; D.P. McAdams.- 6. Possible Identities; D. Oyserman, L. James.-Social and Contextual Perspectives.- 7. The Relational Self; S. Chen, H. Boucher, M.W. Kraus.- 8. Discourse and Identity Construction; M. Bamberg, A. De Fina, D. Schiffrin.- 9. Group Identities: The Social Identity Perspective; R. Spears.- 10. The Symbolic Interactionist Perspective and Identity Theory; R.T. Serpe, S. Stryker.- 11. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Identity; P.B. Smith.- 12. Identity Construction in Socio-Historical Context; I. Burkitt.- 13. Globalization and Cultural Identity; L.A. Jensen, J.J. Arnett, J. McKenzie.- Well-Being, Needs and Motives.- 14. Dynamics of Identity: Between Self-Enhancement and Self-Assessment; A.P. Gregg, C. Sedikides, J.E. Gebauer.- 15. High Self-Esteem: Multiple Forms and their Outcomes; W.L. Heppner, M.H. Kernis.- 16. Eudaimonic Identity Theory: Identity as Self-Discovery; A.S. Waterman.- 17. When is Identity Congruent with the Self? A Self-Determination Theory Perspective; B. Soenens, M. Vansteenkiste.- 18. Identity Motives; V.L. Vignoles.Volume II: Domains and Categories.- Moral and Spiritual Domains.- 19. Moral Identity; S.A. Hardy, G. Carlo.- 20. Values, Personal Identity, and the Moral Self; S.A. Hitlin.- 21. Spiritual Identity: Individual Perspectives; D.A. MacDonald.- 22. Spiritual Identity: Contextual Perspectives; E.C. Roehlkepartain, P.L. Benson, P.C. Scales.- Family, Gender, and Sexuality.- 23. Family Processes and Identity; E. Scabini, C. Manzi.- 24. Adoptive Identity; H.D. Grotevant, L. Von Korff.- 25. Gender Identity Development; K. Bussey.- 26. Transgender Experience and Identity; L.M. Diamond, S.T. Pardo, M.R. Butterworth.- 27. Sexual Identity as a Universal Process; F.R. Dillon, R.L. Worthington, B. Moradi.- 28. Identity Development among Sexual Minority Youth; R.C. Savin-Williams.- Economic and Civic Participation.- 29. Occupational Identity; V.B. Skorikov, F.W. Vondracek.- 30. Identity Processes in Organizations; S.A. Haslam, N. Ellemers.- 31. Material and Consumer Identities; H. Dittmar.- 32. Civic Identity; D. Hart, C. Richardson, B. Wilkenfeld.- Ethnic and Cultural Identities.- 33. Ethnic Identity; A.J. Umaña-Taylor.- 34. Cultural Identity and Public Health; J.B. Unger.- 35. Bicultural Identity Integration; Q.-L. Huynh, A.-M.D. Nguyen, V. Benet-Martínez.- National Identity, Cohesion, and Conflict.- 36. National Identity in the United States; D.J. Schildkraut.- 37. Becoming American; A. Stepick, C.D. Stepick, P. Vanderkooy.- 38. Identity, Immigration, and Prejudice in Europe: A Recognition Approach; L. Licata, M. Sanchez-Mazas, E. G.T. Green.- 39. Identity, Genocide, and Group Violence; D. Moshman.- 40. Epilogue: What's Next For Identity Theory and Research? S.J. Schwartz, V.L. Vignoles, K. Luyckx.

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From the reviews:"Researchers and students of identity will find something relevant to their own work as well as learn something new by perusing the handbook. . Teachers and students will use it as a classroom text . . And practitioners and clinicians will find it helpful in gaining a better understanding of some of the issues faced by their clients. . provide an essential piece of the bridge connecting the different areas of identity studies, laying the foundation for important advances in the years ahead." (Brien K. Ashdown, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 57 (16), April, 2012)