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Matthew Katz, Thomas A. Baker III and Hui Du

( 1985 ) proposed self-categorization theory to further understand how group membership influences the behaviors of individual members. Along with social identity, self-categorization theory yielded the social identity approach. Self-categorization involves individuals assimilating their self-concept as

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Elizabeth M. Mullin, James E. Leone and Suzanne Pottratz

subtheory within the SI perspective, explains how individuals group or categorize others and themselves. Individuals self-categorize their social identity based on their valued characteristics. These salient characteristics can range from relatively constant, such as gender identity and ethnic identity, to

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Ben Desbrow, Katelyn Barnes, Gregory R. Cox, Elizaveta Iudakhina, Danielle McCartney, Sierra Skepper, Caroline Young and Chris Irwin

(consecutive Mondays), participants were encouraged to consume the same food. Once at the athletics track, participants self-categorized their preexercise dietary intake as “Nothing,” “Fluids only,” “Snack±Fluids,” “Breakfast only,” “Breakfast+Snack±Fluids,” “Breakfast+Lunch,” or “Breakfast

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Kim Gammage, Rachel Arnold, Nicole Bolter, Angela Coppola, Thomas Curran, Lori Dithurbide, Karl Erickson, Mary Jung, Larkin Lamarche, Luc Martin and Kathleen Wilson

approach, which considers the mental and physical benefits derived from developing social identities based on meaningful group memberships. Grounded in social identity and self-categorization theories, a social identity approach recognizes that individual psychology is invariably influenced by group life

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Kim Gammage, Rachel Arnold, Nicole Bolter, Lori Dithurbide, Karl Erickson, Blair Evans, Larkin Lamarche, Sean Locke, Eric Martin and Kathleen Wilson

:// Same Age, Any Gender: Increasing Exercise Adherence in Older Adults Older adults report the lowest levels of physical activity; thus, finding ways to encourage this group to be more active is important. According to self-categorization theory, individuals categorize people based on various social

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Johan Pelssers, Emalie Hurkmans, Jeroen Scheerder, Norbert Vanbeselaere, Steven Vos, Tim Smits and Filip Boen

.R. , & Louis , W.R. ( 2009 ). Group norms and the attitude-behaviour relationship . Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 3 ( 1 ), 19 – 35 . doi:10.1111/j.1751-9004.2008.00161.x 10.1111/j.1751-9004.2008.00161.x Tarrant , M. , & Butler , K. ( 2011 ). Effects of self-categorization on

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T. Bettina Cornwell, Steffen Jahn, Hu Xie and Wang Suk Suh

clear regarding the important role that group memberships play in defining self ( Tajfel & Turner, 1986 ). Group memberships are key in the definition of self and of others. Furthermore, self-categorization theory suggests that group membership influences social behavior and is important to the

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Natalie Kružliaková, Paul A. Estabrooks, Wen You, Valisa Hedrick, Kathleen Porter, Michaela Kiernan and Jamie Zoellner

the past month by self-categorization into one of the 6 categories, ranging from inactive to very active. Categories list examples of activities according to frequency, duration, and intensity. 26 Participants who report categories 4–6 are classified into meeting recommendations. Given the audio

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Florence-Emilie Kinnafick, Cecilie Thøgersen-Ntoumani, Sam O. Shepherd, Oliver J. Wilson, Anton J.M. Wagenmakers and Christopher S. Shaw

participant were reluctant to join existing HIIT-based classes open to the general public, and thus disengaged in this mode of exercise. They would rather be among those who they considered to be at a similar fitness level to them. Existing literature demonstrates, in line with self-categorization theory

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Yuhei Inoue, Mikihiro Sato, Kevin Filo, James Du and Daniel C. Funk

relationship. Self-categorization theory (SCT; Turner, Oakes, Haslam, & McGarty, 1994 ) proposes that such processes involve the mediation of social support, but this proposition has yet to be empirically confirmed. This research extends the understanding of the psychological processes by which team