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Notes Adolescent Psychology IdentityIdentityAs Erik Erikson pointed out, the search for identity marks an important step inadolescence. Adolescents may go through an identity crisis, during which theystruggle to understand themselves and decide their future.The psychologistoJames Marciadescribed four identity statesobased on where people stand on the path to identityIdentity foreclosureohappens when a person prematurely commits to values or roles thatothers prescribe.Identity moratoriumhappens when a person delays commitment to an identity.He or she may experiment with various values and roles.Identity diffusionooccurs when a person lacks a clear sense of identity but still hasn’texplored issues related to identity development.Identity achievementooccurs when a person considers alternative possibilities and commits to a
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Spring
Professor
BOLL
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Developmental Psychology, Erik Erikson, identity crisis, Adolescent Psychology Identity, middle class white woman

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