12Detailed Chapter Outline and Key Terms

12Detailed Chapter Outline and Key Terms - Detailed Chapter...

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Detailed Chapter Outline and Key Terms Chapter 12: Psychosocial Development in Adolescence THE SEARCH FOR IDENTITY Identity: According to Erikson, a coherent conception of the self made up of goals, values, and beliefs to which a person is solidly committed. Erikson: Identity Versus Identity Confusion Identity versus identity confusion: Erikson’s fifth crisis of psychosocial development in which an adolescent seeks to develop a coherent sense of self, including the role she or he is to play in society. Also called identity versus role confusion. Psychological moratorium: In Erikson’s theory, a “time-out” period that is provided by adolescence. Fidelity: In Erikson’s theory, the virtue attained in the fifth crisis, involving sustained loyalty, faith, and/or a sense of belonging to loved ones. Marcia: Identity Status—Crisis and Commitment Identity statuses: Marcia’s term for states of ego development that depends on the presence or absence of crisis and commitment. Identity-status interviews: Semi-structured interviews, lasting approximately 30 minutes, during which a person’s identity status is determined. Crisis: Marcia’s term for period of conscious decision-making related to
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