chapter 12 - FCE 225 Chapter 12: Adolescence Emotional and...

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FCE 225 Chapter 12: Adolescence – Emotional and Social Development Hall Portrayal of “Storm and Stress” Adolescence characterized by inevitable turmoil, maladjustment, tension rebellion, dependency conflicts and exaggerated peer group comforting Sullivan’s theory of Interpersonal development Preadolescence: need for intimate relationships with same-sex playmate Early adolescence: need for sexual satisfaction, personal intimacy, and personal security Late adolescence: satisfying sexual needs and a sexually and personally intimate definition of self Erikson’s theory: Identity vs. Role Confusion Identity Defining who you are, what you value and direction in life Commitments to vocation, personal relationships, sexual orientation, ethnic group, ideals Resolution of “identity crisis” or exploration Role confusion Lack of direction Restricted exploration in adolescence o earlier psychosocial conflicts not resolved o Society restricts choices Unprepared for adulthood Four types of identity Formation- Marcia Diffusion: very few, if any commitments Don’t know what they want to do or be in life Foreclosure: premature identity formation
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course FCE 225 taught by Professor Odom during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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chapter 12 - FCE 225 Chapter 12: Adolescence Emotional and...

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