Development of conceptions of self

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Development of conceptions of self: the self in adolescence o Abstract thinking emerges o There is concern with social competence and social acceptance o Adolescents are egocentric They create personal fables in which the self is regarded as unique and special. “No one understands what I’m going through” Adolescents develop belief in an imaginary audience that is focused on the adolescents appearance and behavior o By the middle teens, adolescents often being to agonize over contradictions in their behaviors and ask who am I? o In late adolescence, self-concept becomes more integrated and less determined by what others think o Identity in adolescence: Erikson’s theory The developmental task of adolescence is to resolve the crisis of identity versus identity confusion Identity: the choice of person, occupational, sexual, and ideological commitments Identity confusion: an incomplete and incoherent sense of self Identity foreclosure: premature commitment to an identity without
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course PSYC 250 taught by Professor Okeke during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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