The Oxford Handbook of Identity Development

Paperback | January 14, 2016

EditorKate C. Mclean, Moin Syed

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Identity is defined in many different ways in various disciplines in the social sciences and sub-disciplines within psychology. The developmental psychological approach to identity is characterized by a focus on developing a sense of the self that is temporally continuous and unified acrossthe different life spaces that individuals inhabit. Erikson proposed that the task of adolescence and young adulthood was to define the self by answering the question: Who Am I? There have been many advances in theory and research on identity development since Erikson's writing over fifty years ago,and the time has come to consolidate our knowledge and set an agenda for future research.The Oxford Handbook of Identity Development represents a turning point in the field of identity development research. Various, and disparate, groups of researchers are brought together to debate, extend, and apply Erikson's theory to contemporary problems and empirical issues. The result is acomprehensive and state-of-the-art examination of identity development that pushes the field in provocative new directions. Scholars of identity development, adolescent and adult development, and related fields, as well as graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and practitioners will find thisto be an innovative, unique, and exciting look at identity development.

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Identity is defined in many different ways in various disciplines in the social sciences and sub-disciplines within psychology. The developmental psychological approach to identity is characterized by a focus on developing a sense of the self that is temporally continuous and unified acrossthe different life spaces that individuals inh...

Kate C. McLean is an Associate Professor at Western Washington University. Her research centers on the development of narrative identity in adolescence and emerging adulthood, particularly as it develops in social contexts, and as it relates to individual differences in personality and adjustment. Moin Syed is an Associate Professor ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:614 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:January 14, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Kate C. McLean and Moin Syed: The Field of Identity Development Needs an Identity: An Introduction to the Handbook of Identity Development2. Phillip L. Hammack: Theoretical Foundations of IdentityPart 1: Debates: Identity Development Across the Lifespan3. Robyn Fivush and Widaad Zaman: Gendered Narrative Voices: Sociocultural and Feminist Approaches to Emerging Identity in Childhood and Adolescence4. Jeffrey Jensen Arnett: Identity Development from Adolescence to Emerging Adulthood: What We Know and (Especially) Don't Know5. Jane Kroger: Identity Development through Adulthood: The Move Toward "Wholeness"6. Dan P. McAdams and Claudia Zapata-Gietl: Three Strands of Identity Development Across the Human Life Course: Reading Erik Erikson in FullPart 2: Debates: Identity Status Perspectives on Processes of Identity Development7. Elisabetta Crocetti and Wim Meeus: The Identity Statuses: Strengths of a Person-Centered Approach8. Saskia Kunnen and Marijke Metz: Commitment and Exploration: The Need for a Developmental Approach9. Ruthellen Josselson and Hanoch Flum: Identity Status: On Refinding the PeoplePart 3: Debates: Narrative Perspectives on Processes of Identity Development10. Tilman Habermas and Christin Keber: Autobiographical Reasoning Is Constitutive for Narrative Identity: The Role of the Life Story for Personal Continuity11. Monisha Pasupathi: Autobiographical Reasoning and My Discontent: Alternative Paths from Narrative to Identity12. Mark Freeman: Discerning Oneself: A Plea for the WholePart 4: Debates: Internal, External, and Interactional Approaches to Identity Development13. Alan S. Waterman: Identity as Internal Processes: How the "I" Comes to Define the "Me"14. Neill Korobov: Identities as an Interactional Process15. Elli P. Schachter: Integrating 'Internal', 'Interactional,' and 'External' Perspectives: Identity Process as the Formulation of Accountable Claims Regarding SelvesPart 5: Debates: Culture and Identity Development16. Frank C. Worrell: Culture as Race/Ethnicity17. Niobe Way and Onnie Rogers: "[T]hey say Black men won't make it, but I know I'm gonna make it": Ethnic and Racial Identity Development in the Context of Cultural Stereotypes18. Margarita Azmitia: Reflections on the Cultural Lenses of Identity DevelopmentPart 6: Applied Issues in Identity Development19. Catherine R. Cooper, Elizabeth Gonzalez, and Antoinette R. Wilson: Identities, Cultures, and Schooling: How Students Navigate Racial-Ethnic, Indigenous, Immigrant, Social Class, and Gender Identities on Their Pathways Through School20. Jeylan T. Mortimer, Jack Lam, and Shi-Rong Lee: Transformation, Erosion or Disparity in Work Identity? Challenges during the Contemporary Transition to Adulthood21. Kyle Eichas, Alan Meca, Marilyn J. Montgomery, and William Kurtines: Identity and Positive Youth Development: Advances in Developmental Intervention Science22. Jefferson A. Singer and Adam M. Kasmark: A Translational Research Approach to Narrative Identity in Psychotherapy23. Cecilia Wainryb and Holly Recchia: Youths' Constructions of Meanings about Experiences with Political Conflict: Implications for Processes of Identity DevelopmentPart 7: Extensions24. Misaki N. Natsuaki, Danielle Samuels, and Leslie D. Leve: Puberty, Identity, and Context: A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Internalizing Psychopathology in Early Adolescent Girls25. Elizabeth A. Daniels and Meghan M. Gillen: Body Image and Identity: A Call for New Research26. Alissa J. Mrazek, Tokiko Harada and Joan Y. Chiao: Cultural Neuroscience of Identity Development27. Wendy M. Rote and Judith G. Smetana: Parenting, Adolescent-Parent Relationships, and Social Domain Theory: Implications for Identity Development28. Jeffrey T. Cookston and Luke Remy: Who Am I If We're Not Us? Divorce and Identity across the Lifespan29. Frosso Motti-Stefanidi: Identity Development in the Context of the Risk and Resilience Framework30. Jennifer Pals Lilgendahl: The Dynamic Role of Identity Processes in Personality Development: Theories, Patterns, and New Directions31. Adriana M. Manago: Identity Development in the Digital Age: The Case of Social Networking SitesPart 8: Reflections, Conclusions, and the Future32. James E. Cote: Identity-Formation Research from a Critical Perspective: Is a Social Science Developing?33. Seth J. Schwartz, Koen Luyckx, and Elisabetta Crocetti: What Have We Learned Since Schwartz (2001)? A Reappraisal of the Field of Identity Development34. Moin Syed and Kate C. McLean: The Future of Identity Development Research: Reflections, Tensions, and Challenges

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"Instead of a review of past research, McLean and Syed present a future-oriented overview of the field with their Oxford Handbook of Identity Development. They fulfill my longstanding wish that all the researchers within the Eriksonian tradition start listening to each other in a joint attemptto integrate their different perspectives into a complex but more integrated identity of identity research. When you share this wish, the book offers an exciting starting point, excellent food for thought when you want to go beyond the confines of your own research." --Harke A. Bosma, University of Groningen, the Netherlands