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Lecture 7

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Department
Kinesiology
Course
Kinesiology 2276F/G
Professor
J.Paige Gregson
Semester
Fall

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September 24, 2012 Lecture 7- Identity Theory Objectives  Define identity and commitment  Explain Identity Theory including: commitment, identity salience, meanings, and behaviours are related  Discuss all the major findings of Strachan et al., 2009 Identity Theory  Sheldon Stryker & Peter Burke  Structural Symbolic Interactionism  Assumption o Society= organized, patterned interactions o For every position in society, the person occupying that position has an identity  Each identity can be ranked by its importance  Identity Salience Hierarchy o The likelihood that an identity will be invoked across a variety of situations  Identity o Can refer to a position in a group or a particular characteristic o Refers to a _______________ that define ___________________ when one is an _______________ in society Identity  Exerciser meanings o Energetic o Strong, flexible, athletic, coordinated o Active o Healthy o ***Boring o ***Exhausting o ***Hard work Influential Factors  Commitment o The costs the persons incurs for not playing out a role based on an identity Summary of Identity Theor
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