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Peter J. Burke

Peter J. Burke

Peter J. Burke is a professor in the Department of Sociology. One of the originators of Identity Theory, his research draws on Complexity Theory, Artificial Intelligence, and Computer Simulation to understand (1) how individuals, acting as agents with particular identities, come together in interaction to create larger aggregates, groups, organizations and societies, and (2) how these social structures constrain and limit the kinds of actions that individuals can take.

Primary Interests:

  • Communication, Language
  • Gender Psychology
  • Group Processes
  • Research Methods, Assessment
  • Self and Identity
  • Sociology, Social Networks

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Peter J. Burke
Department of Sociology
University of California
Riverside, California 92521-0419
United States of America

  • Phone: (951) 827-7004
  • Fax: (951) 827-3330

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