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Identity Development Phases

Explore identity development in early, middle, and late adolescence. Focus on one phase and analyze accompanying factors, such as the domains of family, peers, school and work.

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This article offers relevant information about teens' identity development, especially using Erikson's theory as a lens:

Kidwell, J. S., & Dunham, R. M. (1995). Adolescent identity exploration: A test of Erikson's theory of transitional crisis. Adolescence, 30(120), 785.

The article shows that "fluctuations in ego strength, mood swings, rebelliousness, and heightened physical complaints" (785) are some common reactions ...

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Identity Development Phases are briefly assessed in teens and validated with references.