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 .
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.
Is the only handbook in which the different streams of identity theory and research are brought together in one concise resource
Offers 40 chapters written by recognized experts in their respective fields, examining the most cutting-edge identity theory, research, and applications available
Addresses all the various currents in identity from a global perspective