By Jane Kroger
Following the very winning 1st version of identification in early life Jane Kroger offers an up-to-date account.She expands and elaborates the critique of 5 of an important theorists addressing adolescent id: Erik Erickson,Peter Blos,Lawrence Kohlberg, Jane Loevinger and Robert Kegan. the results of every procedure are mentioned in either normal and scientific settings, unique emphasis is given to new advancements within the box with up to date assurance of key concepts,research and feedback stemming from all of the theoretical versions. With its certain mix of theoretical perception and useful recommendation identification in formative years will attract psychologists, educators, adolescence employees, healthiness execs, mom and dad and a person trying to comprehend and reply to the constructing adolescent id.
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Erikson’s psychosocial approach 39 Diffusion From Marcia’s (1979, 1994) character sketches, diffusions are less homogeneous as a group than individuals of other identity statuses. Encompassing a range of individuals unable to make identity commitments, the diffusion status may result from cultural conditions (producing few viable identity options) as well as developmental deficits. Diffusion males tend to be either ‘superficial or unhappy’ (Marcia 1979: 9). Some diffusions may drift through life in a carefree, uninvolved way, while others may evidence severe psychopathology with great loneliness.
It is finding a ‘feeling of reality’ in socially approved roles. Drawing upon resolutions to earlier stages, one must now approach the task of identity formation. Erikson suggests fidelity is the essence of identity. To become faithful and committed to some ideological world view is the task of this stage; to find a cause worthy of one’s vocational energies and reflecting one’s basic values is the stuff of which identity crises are made. It is ultimately to affirm and be affirmed by a social order that identity aspires.
With its psychosocial connotation, optimal identity formation should show itself through commitment to those work roles, values, and sexual orientations that best fit one’s own unique combination of needs and talents. It is this more directly observable commitment feature of ego Erikson’s psychosocial approach 21 identity that has been at the heart of most empirical attempts to address some of its properties. IDENTITY AS A STAGE IN THE LIFE-CYCLE SCHEME As hinted previously, identity has a past.