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Theories Of Social Identity

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The social identity theory states that one learns their identity through social interactions (Hutchison, 2016). Learning that one is black instead of thinking as they are younger that they may be another race, or no race altogether due to cognitive development at younger ages. People learn their identities through interactions with family, friends, and society. Identify with and differentiate from others. Sense of belonging. Source of prejudice and oppression. Five stages: naivete- no social conscience, not aware of codes of behavior for social group, children at this stage are curious, begin to distinguish from others and start to see differences but not feel inferior or better than others. Acceptance- older kids and tweens see that
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