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Discussions on Ego Identity - Jane Kroger

Discussions on Ego Identity

Hardcover Published: August 1993
ISBN: 9780805813296
Number Of Pages: 282

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Identity has been a topical issue in both popular and social science literatures for the past forty years. The writings of Erik Erikson on the identity formation process of late adolescence have provided an important theoretical foundation to clinical, counseling, and educational practices. As the literature on adolescent development has burgeoned over the last three decades, so have efforts to understand, more systematically, the means by which young people find their occupational, religious, political, sexual and relational roles in life.
One of the most popular research traditions to spring from Erikson's clinical observations has been the ego identity status approach developed by James Marcia. This approach has expanded Erikson's concept of identity to describe four distinct styles by which adolescents and adults deal with identity-defining issues. The present volume reflects the most recent efforts of social scientists who have contributed further to the work that Erikson and Marcia began -- an exhaustive analysis of the issues inherent in the adolescent identity formation process.

Contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Prologuep. xiii
Ego Identity: an Overviewp. 1
Referencesp. 17
Psychosocial Identity And Adolescents'Educational Decision Making Is There a Connection?p. 21
Multiple Group Identities Differentiation, Conflict And Integrationp. 47
Identity in Relational Contexts A Methodological Proposalp. 75
The Relational Roots of Identityp. 101
The Integrative Nature Of Identity: Bringing The Soloists to Sing in the Choirp. 121
Finding Something To Do or Someone to Be A Eudaimonist Perspective On Identity Formationp. 147
A Constructivist View of Identity Development: People As Postpositivist Self-Theoristsp. 169
On the Nature of Structural Transition in the Identity Formation Processp. 205
Modeling in Human Development And Ego Identity Status Studiesp. 235
Author Indexp. 257
Subject Indexp. 263
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ISBN: 9780805813296
ISBN-10: 0805813292
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 282
Published: August 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 16.31  x 2.49
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1