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  • Big Role In Their Quest For Identity
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    The Quest Introduction Adolescence is a period of life in which critical psychological and physiological changes occur. It is also the time when identity, a unified sense of self characterized by attitudes, beliefs, and ways of acting that are genuinely ones own (Insel, 1994), forms. The theory of Eric Erikson describes the psychological development of identity as a developmental stage in which individuals are faced with finding out who they are, what they are all about, and where they are going...
  • Realization Of Self Identity
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    Nguyen 1 Growing Influences The period of transition from adolescence to adulthood plays an important role in the shaping of cognitive development and social skills. Experts of developmental psychology such as Erik Erikson and Carl Rogers noted the fact that external stimuli does indeed influenced one's development of social behavior and self-identity. Outside influence besides genetics influence the way we grow and mature. Adolescents who are dependent on parents while seeking an independent id...
  • Major Role The Adolescent
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    Bio social During adolescence an individual must figure out his or her gender role in society. I believe that the role one plays in society is determined by nature and nurture working together. Social influences as well as biological all work in a cycle that brings forth the outcome of the adolescent. Cognitive The adolescent must decide how to solve problems in more of a systematic way. Instead of having a broad view of most situations the individual looks at all of the directions on could take...
  • Learning Of Traditional Sex Roles
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    Traditional Sex Roles in Children The conflict over appropriate sex roles runs into unresolved questions of what sexual identity is and how it is formed. According to most psychologists, sexual identity is built up by stages beginning with genes, hormones, early mothering, and family upbringing. In these early years, parents may give dolls to boys or baseball mitts to girls, so long as their intent is not to destroy the child's basic biological identity. When children begin to spend time outside...
  • My Identity And Career Path
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    According to James Marcia adolescence identity achievement can be seen in terms of distinct categories, called statuses (Feldman 414). During adolescent, and early adulthood people explore and experiment with different statuses, until they have reached their set status or identity achievement. There are five distinct identity statuses that depend on whether each of two characteristics, crisis and commitment, is present or absent. Crisis situations are what help people choose between various alte...

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