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identity theory

n
(Philosophy) philosophy a form of materialism which holds mental states to be identical with certain states of the brain and so to have no separate existence, but regards this identity as contingent so that mentalistic and physicalistic language are not held to be synonymous. See also anomalous monism, materialism2
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Because I did not find support for social identity theory and procedural justice, I conducted a power analysis (138) to examine how meaningful these null results were.
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A brief historical perspective on racial identity theory will be offered.
This finding makes three important contributions to M&A literature and the social identity theory.
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derives an emphasis on identity theory and notions of relationality as the basis for a more integrated and flexible understanding of religious sameness and difference.
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Researchers have drawn on exercise motivation and identity theory to better understand exercise participation and psychological well-being (Anderson & Cychosz, 1994; 1995; Hagger & Chatzisarantis, 2008; Vlachopoulos, 2009).
As contrasted to developmental theories that emphasize content of each stage, social identity theory focuses on the process of identity acquisition.
After presenting a review of each of these theories, the authors conclude that the social identity theory has received the most support from empirical research.
To assist counselors in applying racial identity theory, Alvarez (in press) has suggested that Sanford's (1966) concept of challenge and support may be particularly useful.