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Title: Erikson's theory of development and its relevance and application to Hispanic females' identity formation (Erik Erikson).
Author(s): Diaz, Maribel Suzanne, Chicago School Of Professional Psychology, US
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, Vol 65(10-B), 2005. pp. 5396.
Publisher: US: Univ Microfilms International
Publisher URL: http://0-www.il.proquest.com.mercury.concordia.ca:80/umi/

Abstract: Erik Erikson's psychosocial model has had a great deal of influence on the study of the identity formation process. Erikson's psychosocial model presents eight stages an individual proceeds throughout his or her life with each stage involving a crisis that the individual must face. Erikson believed that identity formation is significantly influenced by the social, cultural, and historical context in which it occurs. This dissertation reviews Erikson's theories and the literature focusing on ethnic identity development and female development in order to discuss the applicability of Erikson's theories to Hispanic female identity development. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)

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This posting lists abstracts for 3 recent studies (early 2000's) which discusses Erikson's theory.

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Your group has been hired by an advertising firm that is developing a series of commercials for family-oriented products geared toward the entire family. They want to develop a series of commercials that will target family members at various life stages. Your group needs to thoroughly describe Erikson's theory of Psychosocial development. In your description of each stage, identify and analyze a television, movie, or literary character for each stage of the theory. Discuss how that character typifies the stage and how the character is resolving the conflict. The marketing firm will use this information as they develop commercials targeting each developmental stage. Finally, provide a review of three recent studies relating to Erikson's theory of development from the list below.

- Give a description of Erikson's theory, including the stages of development using the criteria listed above.

- Identify a character at each stage.

- Choose three of the following studies found in the Library.

- For each one you choose, describe the study and discuss how it supports or does not support the information you have written in your report about Erikson. Specifically:

o Which particular aspects of the theory does the study examine?

o Do the experimental or discussion results strengthen or weaken the theory and you ideas? Why?

o Do you agree or disagree with the conclusions? Why or why not?

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