Who Are You? Identity Development

Among the different perspectives on development is Erik Erikson’s theory, which we will refer to throughout the course. This theory examines development during every stage of the human lifespan and focuses on a central issue or conflict that should be resolved at each stage. In this assignment, you will be asked to consider development during adolescence and its impact on adult development.

Review Erikson’s stage of identity versus identity confusion in your readings for the module. Respond to the following:

  • Is identity development ever complete? Why or why not?
  • What are the signs that someone has reached identity achievement?
  • In your own life, what are some of the challenges you have faced in trying to establish your own identity?

Support your arguments with research, citing sources.

Write your initial response in 150–200 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. By Saturday, August 23, 2014, post your response to the appropriateDiscussion Area. Through Wednesday, August 27, 2014, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses. Ask a question, remark on an analysis presented, or suggest an alternative view. Be sure to formulate a thoughtful and substantive response.

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