Concept which posits that any individual's outlook regarding values, attitudes, etc., is shaped by their self-identification with a specific reference group.

REFERENCE-GROUP THEORY: "Reference-group theory provides a concept which explains that an individual's identification with a specific reference group shapes their attitudes and values."
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