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identity

a means of portraying arithmetically the enduring equality between two (or more) VARIABLES that are equal by definition. For example, £1 = 100p (or $1 = 100¢), and no matter how many pounds (or dollars) we have, they can always be converted into pennies (or cents) by multiplying by 100. Identities are generally given a three-bar ‘identity’ sign (=) to indicate that the value to the left of the three bars is identical to the value to the right of the sign. The QUANTITY THEORY OF MONEY is one of the best-known examples of an identity in economics, written as:

where M is the money stock, V is the velocity of circulation of money, P is the general price level and T is the number of transactions undertaken. See EQUATION.

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It must be noted that the total amount of variance in ego identity statuses explained by collective identity variables was higher for some statuses than for others.
Addressing the importance of occupational identity in identity formation, Melgosa (1987) developed the Occupational Identity Scales (OIS) from Marcia's (1966) definition of ego identity status: Diffusion, Foreclosure, Moratorium, and Achievement.
For a young child, mirroring is provided unconsciously by adults and peers--most importantly by parents--to establish ego identity.
As this study demonstrates, comprehending religious doubt through the lens of Marcia's ego identity statuses offers a more nuanced understanding of the cognitive phenomenon.
Extended Objective Measure of Ego Identity Status-2 (Bennion & Adams, 1986); Emotional Autonomy Scale (Steinberg & Silverberg, 1986); Family Environment Scale-Form R (Moos & Moos, 1986); California Psychological Inventory (Gough, 1975); Terrance Test of Creative Thinking (Torrance, 1966); and Standard Progressive Matrices (Raven, 1983), were used.
Unlike other models, however, she adapted some of Marcia's (1966, 1980) ego identity terminology to describe this process.
Representational Thought in Ego Identity, Psychotherapy, and Psychosocial Developmental Theory.
It is suggested that these disparate findings may be due in part to a lack of validity of the ego identity constructs for ethnic minority adolescents as measured by the Revised Ego Identity Status Scale (Bennion & Adams, 1986).
Two models for analyzing thinking about personal identity issues were compared: Marcia's ego identity status system and Kegan's subject-object balances.
the ego values accrued in childhood culminate in what I have called a sense of ego identity.
Based on Marcia [7,8] practically expanded Ego Identity idea by extensive interviewing with people and relating them to one of the four identity styles based on their commitment degree and their exploration in job, religion and politics.