Psych 341-Erikson articles

Psych 341-Erikson articles - Caitlin Dekker Psych 341 Sec....

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Caitlin Dekker Psych 341 Sec. 1 Relationships Markstom-Adams What is the identity status approach to identity, and how is it grounded in Erikson’s theory? -Erikson’s theory believes that identity comes from the combination of individual, societal, cultural, and historical experiences and also evolves from psychosocial stages. Identity status argues that identity is formed through two processes of exploration and commitment that yield 4 identity states. What are the four identity statuses and how do they differ? -The four identity statuses are identity achieved- high exploration and high commitment to an identity, moratorium- exploration but no identity commitment, diffused- low exploration and no commitment to identiy, and foreclosed- commitment to identity and low exploration. How might religious involvement theoretically be linked to identity status (e.g., according to Erikson)? -Religious involvement supports the individual’s desire for fidelity, belongingness and purpose,
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