Step 3: Touch interactions among variants

Step 3: Touch interactions among variants

Theory 2

Classificatory Theories

Explanatory Theories

Developing A Categorization Theory

Developing An Explanatory Theory

Step 3: Touch interactions among variants

Accommodating And Revising Theories

Step 3: Touch interactions among variants

We currently speculate about the way the causal variables interact in the procedure for self-identity growth. We envision that the interaction follows the routine proposed in Figure 5-1.

The routine starts in the top with occasions in daily life that entail at least one of the three causal variables, events that serve as powerful life states.

Thus, we propose the girl interprets each occasion in ways which affects her welfare-her happiness, sense of self-assurance, disappointment, and misery. As the arrow from person’s wellbeing to powerful life states suggests, this interpretation feeds back to help determine the three life-state variables, changing them a bit or else supporting the girl’s first concept of these.

The outcome of the round-cornered box in the top (life states socializing with self-interpreted welfare) affect the individual’s self-identity (“who I’m culturally” and “the groups to which I really fit”). This revised or confirmed idea of self influences the way the man later acts (individual’s behaviour)-assured, diffident, competitive, submissive, friendly, antagonistic, or such. Other folks react to such behaviour (others’ answers). Subsequently the person interprets those answers as praise, criticism, acceptance, rejection, approval, disgust, benefit, punishment, or such. That interpretation functions as a variable feeding back to the start of the cycle as a additional life state.