11-14 Chapter 8

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Identity – Part 2
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Quiz question #1
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Quiz question #2
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IDENTITY CRISIS Most influential theorist: Erik Erikson Fundamental ideas: Freudian concepts taken one step further Biological needs/maturation foster development Development a series of stages, each of which involves a crisis Shifted decisive point of development to adolescence Epigenetic principle
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IDENTITY CRISIS Erikson’s stage theory includes 8 stages encompassing the entire lifespan (check text for stages) Each stage is presented as a crisis: e.g. trust vs. mistrust The ideal resolution is a balance between these polar opposites Main crisis of adolescence: Identity vs. Identity diffusion Beneficial development arises from the successful resolution of each crisis All of the crises are always present Theory is culturally relative
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IDENTITY CRISIS Identity: a sense of personal sameness and historical continuity A state toward which one strives Identity crisis – Erikson’s terms for having to make choices Psychosocial moratorium – a time out accorded to young people so they can explore choices Premature foreclosure – Erikson’s term to describe the premature Ascribed identity – an identity that is given to an individual
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IDENTITY CRISIS James Marcia – operationalized Erikson’s concepts as crisis (exploration) or commitment (having made a decision) 4 possible identity statuses: DIFFUSION: No crisis and no commitment FORECLOSURE: No crisis but a definite commitment MORATORIUM: Definite crisis but no commitment ACHIEVEMENT: A crisis has been negotiated and a commitment has been made
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MARCIA CRISIS/EXPLORATION YES NO YES ACHIEVEMENT FORECLOSURE NO MORATORIUM DIFFUSION C O M M I T M E N T
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