Adolescence and Adulthood

Adolescence and - Running head ADOLESCENCE AND ADULTHOOD 1 Adolescence and Adulthood Angel Bingham PSY/202 October 2 2011 Rebecca Marek ADOLESCENCE

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ADOLESCENCE AND ADULTHOOD 2 Adolescence and Adulthood During adolescent years people go through a phase of psychosocial development called identity-versus-role-confusion stage. This is a time of intense testing when people attempt to determine what makes them different from others. Children strive to discover their identity, including their strengths and weaknesses. This time of life is critical to a person’s development because if a person is confused about the role best suited, he or she may not develop a stable identity, become a social outcast, and possibly find it difficult to cultivate close relationships with others (Feldman, 2010, p. 312). Throughout my childhood I was not given the luxury of time to think about my purpose in life. I spent most of my time trying to stay quiet and safe. While growing up, my favorite past time was reading and writing stories. These stories were my way of escaping reality. I was not
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This note was uploaded on 10/11/2011 for the course PSY 201 taught by Professor Richardkirkmiller during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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Adolescence and - Running head ADOLESCENCE AND ADULTHOOD 1 Adolescence and Adulthood Angel Bingham PSY/202 October 2 2011 Rebecca Marek ADOLESCENCE

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