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Role Models.... (maybe we have some in common)
Role Models:
A role model(Partial Identification): is a person whose behavior, example, or success is or can be emulated by others, especially by younger people. The term "role model" is credited to sociologist Robert K. Merton, who coined the phrase during his career. Merton hypothesized that individuals compare themselves with reference groups of people who occupy the social role to which the individual aspires. An example being the way fans (oftentimes youth) will idolize and imitate professional athletes or entertainment artists.

Partial identification: is based on the perception of a special quality of another person.

This quality or ideal is often represented in a "leader figure" who is identified with.

For example: the young boy identifies with the strong muscles of an older neighbour boy.
Next to identification with the leader, people identify with others because they feel they have something in common.
For example: a group of people who like the same music.

This mechanism plays an important role in the formation of groups. It contributes to the development of character and the ego is formed by identification with a group (group norms).

Partial identification promotes the social life of persons who will be able to identify with one another through this common bond to one another, instead of considering someone as a rival.

Partial Identification and Empathy:
Freud went on to indicate the way "a path leads from identification by way of imitation to empathy, that is, to the comprehension of the mechanism by which we are enabled to take up any attitude at all towards another mental life". Otto Fenichel would go on to emphasize how "trial identifications for the purposes of empathy play a basic part in normal object relationships".

Much has been written on identification since Freud. Identification has been seen both as a normal developmental mechanism and as a mechanism of defence. Many types of identification have been described by other psychoanalysts, including counteridentification, pseudoidentification, concordant and complementary identifications,and adhesive identification "the work of Bick and others on adhesive identification, exploring the concept of the 'psychic skin'".

Partial Identification is not to be confused with the concepts of:
Role engulfment: Refers to how a person's identity becomes based on a role the person assumes, superseding other roles.
F.eks. A negative role such as "sick" can serve to constrict a person's self-image or Whereas some '"good" mothers are able to demonstrate role commitment without role engulfment', others may find the role of "devoted mother" becomes an all-embracing one.

Compliance: Refers to a response — specifically, a submission — made in reaction to a request. The request may be explicit (i.e., foot-in-the-door technique) or implicit (i.e., advertising). The target may or may not recognize that he or she is being urged to act in a particular way.


Internalization: is when people accept a belief or behavior and agree both publicly and privately. internalization involves the integration of attitudes, values, standards and the opinions of others into one's own identity or sense of self.
Redigeret af intersexblogger on 13-01-2017 16:40
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