Reading through a journal article, looking for insights into the relationship between individual and social identity, I came across the following model:
Is this how you perform identity negotiation over time?
What I do is kinda different:
Step 1: I try to figure out who the heck I am, and how that compares to [...]
At the end of September 2012, reports referring to an “Americans Elect Mission Report” began to appear. Americans Elect has not made this report public on its website, and there appears to be no other place on the internet where this Mission Report is made publicly available.
However, a reference to the Mission Report appears [...]
We could admit that we devote ourselves to our jobs, and acknowledge that money matters a great deal as our culture’s symbolic representation of workers’ time and effort. We could stop denying our desire for material goods, and instead try to understand that desire, thus savoring every last bit of material worth in our purchases instead of buying obsessively and then discarding what we buy in purges of guilt. [...]
If you’re looking to improve your social environment, come out.
I’m not just talking about revealing your sexual orientation, although clearly that applies. If you’re a member of a religious minority, let it be known. If you have an unusual political stance, share it. The results can not only free up your interpersonal relationships, but [...]
I find Otherkin interesting because it’s curious to consider what motivates human beings to believe that they are not human beings, and to accept a mythological identity as the internally-real core aspect of themselves. [...]
As federal investigators prepare to shift the focus their latest probe of military contracting corruption to Capitol Hill, it’s worth considering what investigators might be looking for. The power players are set: Paul Magliochetti, his PMA Group lobbying firm, his family of donation clones and the members of Congress who received and doled out largesse. [...]
Two weeks after receiving my Ohio absentee ballot in the mail, it is still sitting on my bookshelf, waiting to be filled out. At the presidential level, I am still undecided between candidates Barack Obama, Ralph Nader and Brian Moore. I’ve been reading your thoughts on the substance of the candidates’ merits, but beyond their [...]