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Self and Identity
A discussion on how to define the sociological term 'self-identity'.
# 108808 | 2,040 words | 4 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Oct 28, 2008 in Psychology (Social)

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The paper shows how self-identity is a complex sociological term to define and presents the idea that self and identity are two different concepts one must first consider separately before one can truly define what self-identity is and how it affects a person. The paper looks at factors including one's environment, experiences during infancy and attitudes and behaviors to illustrate that self-identity is something one forms later in life as he becomes more familiar with his self. The paper concludes that further research is necessary to better define these concepts and discover how people manage their self and social identities.

Analysis of Self and Identity

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brubaker, R. (1984). The limits to rationality: An essay on the social and moral thought of Max Weber, London: George Allen and Unwin.
  • Jenkins, R. (2004). Social Identity. New York: Routledge.
  • Lesko, W.A. (2002), Readings in social psychology: General, classic & contemporary selections (5th Edition). Boston: Allyn & Bacon
  • TenHuisen, E. & Standish, A.M. (2004). Caregivers Interventions, Child Life Department at Children's Hospital Orange County, Orange CA. Retrieved 2, November 2007:

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