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Identity Development: Adolescence Through Adulthood 2ed

by Jane Kroger SAGE Publications, Inc
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This volume highlights key features of identity development from early adolescence and through late adulthood and provides a valuable resource for university students as well as human services professionals. The Second Edition of Identity Development: Adolescence Through Adulthood presents an overview of the five general theoretical orientations to the question of what constitutes identity, as well as the strengths and limitations of each approach. The volume then proceeds to describe key biological, psychological, and contextual issues during each phase of adolescence and adulthood. Following these major adolescence and adulthood sections, selected issues that may pose identity challenges for some are presented.

New to the Second Edition:

A thorough updating of key theories, researches, and demographic information on the course and contents of identity development from adolescence through adulthood
An international focus in the selection of researches used to examine key issues
A discussion of measurement techniques used within various theoretical orientations to investigate issues of identity
A contemporary critical analysis of current identity research within an Eriksonian framework

''This is the one book that I recommend as authoritative on life-span identity development. Written in a lively style with examples both numerous and apt, it helps practitioners and social planners to become current with research findings, and it provides researchers with both the necessary background and intriguing new ideas to advance their work. University instructors will find it invaluable as a text for a seminar in identity development as well as a highly useful supplement for courses in life-span development (adolescence through late adulthood) and personality theory. Kroger has written that rare book that is highly informative, useful, and a pleasure to read.'' -- James E. Marcia, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada

Preface / Part I: Introduction / Part II: Adolescence / Part III: Adulthood / Part IV: Epilogue / References / Author Index / Subject Index / About the Author

"Jane Kroger's Identity Development: Adolescence through Adulthood , Second Edition, provides a concise and engaging summary of the rapidly-expanding theory and research on identity development. The volume is solidly grounded in Erikson's work, yet expands to include psychological, sociological, historical, and cultural perspectives. The book is written in a very accessible way - useful to those seeking an introduction to the field as well as to established researchers who want to look beyond the boundaries of their own work. The text is richly illustrated by quotes from a wide range of adolescents and adults going about their daily lives. Especially valuable are Kroger's treatment of a number of special identity challenges faced by sub-groups and her focus throughout the book on the many ways in relationships are thoroughly interwoven with the process of identity development."
Jane Kroger is Professor of Psychology, University of Tromso, in Tromso, Norway. She holds a Ph.D. in Child Development. Her research interests are the study of identity in adolescent and adult development. She has published numerous theoretical and research articles on issues of identity and is author of Identity in Adolescence: The Balance between Self and Other, 3rd edition and editor of Discussions on Ego Identity . She has been a visiting scholar at the Erik H. and Joan M. Erikson Center at Harvard University and also at the Henry A. Murray Center for the Study of Lives. She is currently president of the Society for Research on Identity Formation.