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Understanding adolescents' identity

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Why do teenagers strive to forge a sense of identity? How do they do it?

Let us explore through the adolescence development stage and Erikson's psychosocial development theory.

Introduction: This may be what adolescents are going through. (Video) Emotional and Social Development in Adolescence. What you’ll learn to do: describe adolescent identity development and social influences on development Adolescence is a period of personal and social identity formation, in which different roles, behaviors, and ideologies are explored.

Emotional and Social Development in Adolescence

In the United States, adolescence is seen as a time to develop independence from parents while remaining connected to them. Identity vs. Role Confusion in Adolescence (Video) 8 Stages of Development by Erik Erikson (Video) Erikson’s Theory of Psychosocial Development. Patterns of Interaction in Family Relationships and the Development of Identity. Adolescent Family Context and Adult Identity Formation. The Study of Family Context Examining Its Role for Identity Coherence and Adolescent Adjustment for Swedish Adolescents.

Peers Vs. Parents: Role in Adolescent Development (Video) Extending Knowledge of Parents' Role in Adolescent Development. Theories of Psychosocial and Cognitive Development. References.