A person's conception of the self as it potentially may be.
The person an adolescent would like to be.
The self a person imagines it is possible to become but dreads becoming.
The self a person may present to others while realizing that it does not represent what he or she is actually thinking and feeling./
A person's overall sense of worth and well-being.
A person's evaluation of his or her qualities and relations with others.
Persons' views of themselves, usually including concrete characteristics (height, age) as well as roles, relationships, and personality characteristics.
A person's view of his or her characteristics and abilities.
A person's stable, enduring sense of worth and well-being.
The fluctuating sense of worth and well-bring people have as they respond to different thoughts, experiences, and interactions in the course of a day.
On a questionnaire, the tendency to choose the same response for all items.
A statistical calculation that indicates the extent to which the different items in a scale or subscale are answered in a similar way.
The psychological analysis of important historical figures.
Individuals' perceptions of their characteristics and abilities, their beliefs and values, their relations with others, and how their lives fit into the world around them.
Identity versus identity confusion
The crisis typical of the adolescent stage of life, in which individuals may follow the healthy path of establishing a clear and definite sense of who they are and how they fit into the world around them, or follow the unhealthy alternative of failing to form a stable and secure identity.
Relationships formed with others. especially in childhood, in which love for another person leads one to want to be with that person.
A period during adolescence when adult responsibilities are postponed as young people try on various possible selves.
An identity based on what a person has seen portrayed as most undesirable or dangerous.
Identity status model
An approach to conceptualizing and researching identity development that classifies people into one of four identity categories: foreclosure, diffusion, moratorium, or achievement.
The intense period of struggle that adolescents may experience may experience in the course of forming an identity.
An identity status that combined no exploration with no commitment. No commitments have been made among the available paths of identity transformation, and the person is not seriously attempting to sort through potential choices and make enduring commitments.
An identity status that involves exploration but no commitment, in which young people are trying out different personal, occupational, and ideological possibilities.
Identity status in which young people have not experimented with a range of possibilities but have nevertheless committed themselves to certain choices -- commitment but no exploration.
Identity status of young people who have made definite personal, occupational, and ideological choices following a period of exploring possible alternatives.
A conception of identity as complex and as highly variable across contexts and across time.
Intimacy versus isolation
The central issue of young adulthood, in which persons face alternatives between committing themselves to another person in an intimate relationship or becoming isolated as a consequence of an inability to form an enduring intimate relationship.
In the formation of an ethnic identity, the approach that involves leaving the ethnic culture behind and adopting the ways of the majority culture.
In the formation of ethnic identity, the option that involves rejecting one's culture of origin but also feeling rejected by the majority culture.
The approach that involves associating only with members of one's own ethnic group and rejecting the ways of the majority culture.
Involves developing a dual identity, one based in the ethnic group of origin and one based in the majority culture.
An identity that integrates elements of various cultures.
Condition that occurs when people feel that they lack a sufficient number of social contacts and relationships.
Occurs when people feel that the relationships they lave lack sufficient closeness and intimacy.
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