HN377 Studies in Child and Adolescent Development Unit 7 Assignment .docx

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UNIT 7 ASSIGNMENT1Analyze a Case StudyIda PeacockProfessor William GoodwinHN377 Studies in Child and Adolescent Development
Running head: UNIT 7 ASSIGNMENT2Analyze a Case StudyTalia’s case appears to be consistent with Erikson’s psychosocial stage of developmentknown as Identity versus Identity Confusion. This stage involves when teenagers that teenagerstry to figure out their unique and distinctiveness by the cognitive gains throughout adolescence(Feldman, R. S. (2014 p.g. 312). However, some teens struggle to find their identity, causingthem to be thrown off course in their quest. When teens are falling off the path, they may engagein ways that express things and participate in roles that do not intend for themselves or they willfind it hard and complicated when it comes to forming and maintaining a long-lastingrelationship with othersThis is also known as identity diffusion (Feldman, R. S. (2014).Talia’s case definitely seems to relate to the stage of identity confusion. I feel this is dueto the facts that she feels she is lacking in knowing both her mother and fathers culturalbackgrounds due to her lack of visits with her father and being able to get to know him and hisside of their Asian culture. Also the struggle with her family currently having financial hardships.Due to Talia’s current situations, I feel that she has a conflict with wanting to help provide for herfamily and wanting to continue on with her vocational studies in cosmetology, seeking out

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