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Running Head: Evaluating Developmental Milestones Studies in Child and Adolescent Development HN377 Unit 7 Assignment Kaplan University Raquel Bridges 3/19/2018
Running Head: Evaluating Developmental Milestones In this scenario, Talia a Caucasian and Asian female, is a senior in high school. She is going through a lot of different issues in her adolescent life. In assessing Talia’s struggle with her future plans I’m using the identity-versus-identity-confusion stage. During this stage Adolescents feel pressure to decide whether their post-high school plans include work or college, and if they choose work, which occupational track will they follow (Fieldman, R., 2013). This is programmed by U.S. society. Sometimes this track ends after high school, but adolescents still face difficult choices about what future path to follow (Fieldman, R., 2013). During this period in the adolescents life they rely on their friends and peers as sources of information, and their dependence on their parents lessens (Friedman, R., 2013). Schwartz et. at’s (2006) defined identity as one’s subjective perception of self and the organization of self-understandings that define one’s “place in the world.” This definition constitutes a synthesis of three components: 1) Personal Identity: pertaining to goals, values,

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