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A Child's World: Infancy Through Adolescence 13th Edition

A Child's World: Infancy Through Adolescence (13th Edition)

Book Edition13th Edition
Author(s)Martorell, Papalia
ISBN9780078035432
PublisherMcGraw-Hill, Inc.
SubjectPsychology
The Search For Identity
Relationships with Family and Peers
Antisocial Behavior and Juvenile Delinquency
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Chapter 17, The Search For Identity, checkpoint can You, Exercise 01

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Explanation

Theorist E stated that in this stage the individual faces conflicts in identity versus role confusion. Adolescents during this stage seek a sense of self and personal identity through an intense exploration of political morals, ideologies, and aspirations. The challenges associated with the building of an individual's understanding of themselves may include: 

  • Selecting a vocation: Individuals may slowly begin to make certain obligations and duties in life. It is a time in which the individual may engage in selecting a vocation that is of interest to them and meets their capabilities. The selected vocation becomes a part of their understanding of themselves. An example of this may include selecting a trumpet player vocation, so playing the trumpet would become an integral part of their understanding of themselves. 
  • Embracing beliefs: The individual may observe and embrace certain principles and morals that they want to live by. The traditions and norms of society and the family members impact the beliefs the individual embraces. For example, the individual might follow certain guidelines that are mentioned in their religion or culture. 
  • Understanding their sexuality: The individual in the adolescent stage may experience conflict concerning the orientation they identify with. The individual may be impacted by the acceptance of the society and their household members concerning the orientation they wish to choose. 

Verified Answer

The three challenges associated with the mentioned concept are:

  • The selection of a vocation. 
  • Embracing the principles and beliefs of one's ethnicity or community. 
  • Feeling content with sexual identity.
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