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The Self revisited: Narratives and identity
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Identity Identity A well-organized conception of the self made up of values, beliefs, and goals to which the individual is committed A set of choices and commitments of who you are WHO AM I?
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Erik Erikson and Identity Identity versus identity confusion Adolescents examine who they are, what they are about, and where they are going in life
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Identity’s Components Achievement/intellectual identity Vocational/career identity Cultural/ethnic identity Relationship identity Religious identity Physical identity Interests Personality Sexual identity Political identity
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Contemporary Views of Identity Gradual, lengthy process James Marcia – identity can be assessed (by interviewing) Some arrive at an identity through exploration; some have their identity bestowed on them For people who have not yet resolved their identities, some are care and others don’t
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Identity Processes Many individuals experience: Exploration: a period of searching for an identity (one that hasn’t already been defined by your
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