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Identity Formation Key Points Rites of Passage The Okiek and Tukuna tribes, from Kenya and the Amazon, have rites of passage that include physical seclusion. They begin with physical changes like circumcision and menstruation. American rites of passage involve getting a drivers license, getting a job, going through puberty, and graduating from high school. The four elements that appear in all rites of passage are separation from society, instruction from elders, a transition, and acknowledgement of the change. Rites of passage involve physical, cognitive, and socioemotional changes such as puberty and knowledge that is passed down to the adolescents. Rites of passage are a part of the identity formation process. It is a form of societal pressure that can influence the decisions made during the identity versus confusion stage. Minorities

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