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Few theorists explicitly refer to the way that minority status can affect personality development. Erikson is one exception: he believed that minorities were at risk of forming a negative identity because of their devalued status in society. Do you agree with this assumption? Why or why not? How can being a member of a minority group (whether it be a minority of sex, gender, race, culture, ethnicity, or class) affect the development of personality?

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As you examine how few theorists explicitly refer to the way that minority status can affect personality development, other than Erikson, Yes, I do concur with his belief that minorities are at risk of forming a negative identity because of their devalued status in society. I agree with this assumption because if a child or teen is treated with hate or discrimination from peers or society overall, this treatment often carries over to the teen's self beliefs; as a result, it often impedes his or her normal development of personality, socialization, etc.

In short, I feel that the teen or child cannot have a ...

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