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Adolescent Identities

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Preface. Acknowledgments. Dedication. Contributors. Part I: Identifying Adolescence. Jensen, Coming of Age in a Multicultural World: Globalization and Adolescent Cultural Identity Formation. Hanawalt, Historical Descriptions and Prescriptions for Adolescence. Schlegel, A Cross-Cultural Approach to Adolescence. Part II: Identity and Diversity and the Cultural Milieu. Phinney, Ethnic Identity Exploration in Emerging Adulthood. Savin-Williams, Refusing and Resisting Sexual Identity Labels. Gibbs, Identity and Marginality: Issues in the Treatment of Biracial Adolescents. Schultz, Constructing Failure, Narrating Success: Rethinking the "Problem" of Teen Pregnancy. Part III: Adolescent Identity Formation and the Relational World. Gilligan, Exit-Voice Dilemmas in Adolescent Development. Flum & Lavi-Yudelevitch, Adolescents' Relatedness and Identity Formation: A Narrative Study. Chu, A Relational Perspective on Adolescent Boys' Identity Development. Inhelder & Piaget, Adolescent Thinking. Part IV: Erik Erikson and Psychosocial Identity. Erikson, The Problem of Ego Identity. Erikson, Ego and Actuality. Part V: Adolescent Identity Formation and the Internal World. Horney, Personality Changes in Female Adolescents. Lampl-De Groot, On Adolescence. Blos, Sr., Son and Father. Part VI: Challenges to Identity Coherence and Maintenance. Hyde, From Home to Street: Understanding Young People's Transitions into Homelessness. Noshpitz, Self-Destructiveness in Adolescence. Gordon, A Changing Female Identity. King, Psychodynamic Approaches to Youth Suicide.

About the Author

Deborah L. Browning, Ph.D., is adjunct associate professor in New York University's Department of Psychology, Graduate School of Arts and Science, where she teaches courses on adolescence, developmental psychopathology and psychoanalysis. In addition to her research and publications on adolescence and life-span development, her interest in art and music history has led her to her current project on the psycho-biography of the modern European painter and violinist, Hans Reichel. Dr. Browning maintains a private psychotherapy practice in New York City.


"Dr. Browning has succeeded in gathering an impressive group of readings -- both classical and contemporary -- demonstrating the continuing validity and importance of Erikson's concept of the central role of identity formation in adolescent development and psychopathology. Her book will prove an invaluable source for students, academic scholars and clinical practitioners in this vital and fascinating field." - Aaron H. Esman, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychiatry, Weill Medical College, Cornell University "Dr. Deborah Browning's collection provides the reader with a contemporary interdisciplinary and inter-theoretical view of adolescence. It is a very fine assemblage in the Eriksonian tradition of historical and modern articles that describe the individual psychodynamic, cognitive, and relational world as well as the socio-cultural environment in which adolescent development occurs. Educators and practitioners alike will find it enormously useful and informative." - Marsha Levy-Warren, Ph.D., Author, "The Adolescent Journey" "With astutely chosen readings, this excellent anthology provides widely encompassing perspectives on adolescence, broadly but centrally focused on the developmental task of identity formation in our insistently diverse and global world. The collection will be of immense help to all teachers and students interested in adolescence. I will assign it in my course on adolescence and literature." - Paul Schwaber, Ph.D., Professor of Letters, Wesleyan University

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