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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Identity_(social_science)

 

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Identità_(scienze_sociali)

IN PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY, IDENTITY IS A PERSON'S CONCEPTION AND EXPRESSION OF THEIR OWNS (SELF-IDENTITY) AND OTHER'S INDIVIDUALITY OR GROUP AFFILIATIONS (SUCH AS NATIONAL IDENTITY AND CULTURAL IDENTITY).

 

[...] GENDER IDENTITY FORMS AN IMPORTANT PART OF IDENTITY

IN PSYCHOLOGY, AS IT DICTATES TO A SIGNIFICANT DEGREE HOW

AN INDIVIDUAL VIEWS THEMSELF BOTH AS A PERSON AND IN RELATION

TO OTHER PEOPLE, IDEAS AND NATURE. OTHER ASPECTS OF IDENTITY, SUCH AS RACIAL, RELIGIOUS, ETHNIC, OCCUPATIONAL… ETC. MAY ALSO BE MORE OR LESS SIGNIFICANT – OR SIGNIFICANT IN SOME SITUATIONS

BUT NOT IN OTHERS (WEINREICH & SAUNDERSON 2003 PP26–34).