Adolescence - Adolescence 7 Dec 09 ADOLESCENCE I N T RO(missed COGN I T I VE C HARACTER IST ICS(missed SOC IAL E MO T IONAL ISSUES E r i kson& I

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Unformatted text preview: Adolescence 7 Dec 09 ADOLESCENCE I N T RO (missed) COGN I T I VE C HARACTER IST ICS (missed) SOC IAL- E MO T IONAL ISSUES E r i kson & I dentity Formation negative pole= Identity confusion/ role confusion positive pole= Identity formation Process of taking who you thought you were, and then have a period of self-reflection now a formal operational thinker new complexity, new urgency M a rcia's States of I dentity Foreclosure -stuck -will not start identity formation -excessively authoritarian home -unwillingness to challenge authority Mo ratorium -time out -maybe have started identity formation, but stop worrying about those questions for a little while and remember simpler times (from youth) -taking a time out from emotional energy needed to continue on path D iffusion/ Confusion -caught up in the idea that there are multiple "yous" -stressed & frustrated due to bouncing around & trying to fit into several different groups/ identities -often toggles back & forth with moratorium Achieved/ Consolidated -acceptance of complex personality -find a way to fit together all senses of self -doesn't cause person more stress to juggle different personas -usually done by 20's repeat these stages anytime big life changes occur & must reorient self and roles one plays birth order/ ordinal position 1st borns & early maturers tend to choose convergent careers easily recognizable titles: Doctor, mechanic, lawyer, teacher conventional careers late maturers tend to choose divergent careers not uniformly described careers draw on own creativity to distinguish boundaries of career more idiosyncratic careers Cultural Differences Individualistic cultures often stressful not much direction, because adults expect autonomy more diffusion/ confusion Adolescence 7 Dec 09 Collectivist cultures less stressful tons of guidance and structure on who they should/ can become more foreclosure ...
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Adolescence - Adolescence 7 Dec 09 ADOLESCENCE I N T RO(missed COGN I T I VE C HARACTER IST ICS(missed SOC IAL E MO T IONAL ISSUES E r i kson& I

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