Identity Development

Identity Development

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This volume highlights identity development from early adolescence through late adulthood and provides a valuable resource for university students as well as human services professionals. This 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 describes 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.According to Tanner (1991), an average 14-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy have already reached about 98 percent of their total adult heights. Any further noticeable increases in height stop at about age 18 for women and age 20 for men. And it is the beginning of sexual maturation that hastens the end of onea#39;s physical growth spurt in height. Thus, the later growth spurt in boys results in their greater leg length compared with girls. Adult males are, on average, about 10 percent talleranbsp;...

Title:Identity Development
Author: Jane Kroger
Publisher:SAGE - 2007

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