The Oxford Handbook of Identity Development

ISBN : 9780190469238

Kate C. McLean; Moin Syed
614 ページ
178 x 254 mm
Oxford Library of Psychology

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 across the 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 a comprehensive 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 this to be an innovative, unique, and exciting look at identity development.


Chapter 1: The Field of Identity Development Needs an Identity: An Introduction to the Handbook of Identity Development
Kate C. McLean and Moin Syed
Chapter 2: Theoretical Foundations of Identity
Phillip L. Hammack
Part 1: Debates: Identity Development Across the Lifespan
Chapter 3: Gendered Narrative Voices: Sociocultural and Feminist Approaches to Emerging Identity in Childhood and Adolescence
Robyn Fivush and Widaad Zaman
Chapter 4: Identity Development from Adolescence to Emerging Adulthood: What We Know and (Especially) Don't Know
Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
Chapter 5: Identity Development through Adulthood: The Move Toward Wholeness
Jane Kroger
Chapter 6: Three Strands of Identity Development Across the Human Life Course: Reading Erik Erikson in Full
Dan P. McAdams and Claudia Zapata-Gietl

Part 2: Debates: Identity Status Perspectives on Processes of Identity Development
Chapter 7: The Identity Statuses: Strengths of a Person-Centered Approach
Elisabetta Crocetti and Wim Meeus
Chapter 8: Commitment and Exploration: The Need for a Developmental Approach
Saskia Kunnen and Marijke Metz
Chapter 9: Identity Status: On Refinding the People
Ruthellen Josselson and Hanoch Flum

Part 3: Debates: Narrative Perspectives on Processes of Identity Development
Chapter 10: Autobiographical Reasoning Is Constitutive for Narrative Identity: The Role of the Life Story for Personal Continuity
Tilman Habermas and Christin Kober
Chapter 11: Autobiographical Reasoning and My Discontent: Alternative Paths from Narrative to Identity
Monisha Pasupathi
Chapter 12: Discerning Oneself: A Plea for the Whole
Mark Freeman

Part 4: Debates: Internal, External, and Interactional Approaches to Identity Development
Chapter 13: Identity as Internal Processes: How the I Comes to Define the Me
Alan S. Waterman
Chapter 14: Identities as an Interactional Process
Neill Korobov
Chapter 15: Integrating 'Internal', 'Interactional,' and 'External' Perspectives: Identity Process as the Formulation of Accountable Claims Regarding Selves
Elli P. Schachter

Part 5: Debates: Culture and Identity Development
Chapter 16: Culture as Race/Ethnicity
Frank C. Worrell
Chapter 17: [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 Stereotypes
Niobe Way and Onnie Rogers
Chapter 18: Reflections on the Cultural Lenses of Identity Development
Margarita Azmitia

Part 6: Applied Issues in Identity Development
Chapter 19: Identities, Cultures, and Schooling: How Students Navigate Racial-Ethnic, Indigenous, Immigrant, Social Class, and Gender Identities on Their Pathways Through School
Catherine R. Cooper, Elizabeth Gonzalez, and Antoinette R. Wilson
Chapter 20: Transformation, Erosion or Disparity in Work Identity? Challenges during the Contemporary Transition to Adulthood
Jeylan T. Mortimer, Jack Lam, and Shi-Rong Lee
Chapter 21: Identity and Positive Youth Development: Advances in Developmental Intervention Science
Kyle Eichas, Alan Meca, Marilyn J. Montgomery, and William Kurtines
Chapter 22: A Translational Research Approach to Narrative Identity in Psychotherapy
Jefferson A. Singer and Adam M. Kasmark
Chapter 23: Youths' Constructions of Meanings about Experiences with Political Conflict: Implications for Processes of Identity Development
Cecilia Wainryb and Holly Recchia

Part 7: Extensions
Chapter 24: Puberty, Identity, and Context: A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Internalizing Psychopathology in Early Adolescent Girls
Misaki N. Natsuaki, Danielle Samuels, and Leslie D. Leve
Chapter 25: Body Image and Identity: A Call for New Research
Elizabeth A. Daniels and Meghan M. Gillen
Chapter 26: Cultural Neuroscience of Identity Development
Alissa J. Mrazek, Tokiko Harada and Joan Y. Chiao
Chapter 27: Parenting, Adolescent-Parent Relationships, and Social Domain Theory:
Implications for Identity Development
Wendy M. Rote and Judith G. Smetana
Chapter 28: Who Am I If We're Not Us? Divorce and Identity across the Lifespan
Jeffrey T. Cookston and Luke Remy
Chapter 29: Identity Development in the Context of the Risk and Resilience Framework
Frosso Motti-Stefanidi
Chapter 30: The Dynamic Role of Identity Processes in Personality Development:
Theories, Patterns, and New Directions
Jennifer Pals Lilgendahl
Chapter 31: Identity Development in the Digital Age: The Case of Social Networking Sites
Adriana M. Manago

Part 8: Reflections, Conclusions, and the Future
Chapter 32: Identity-Formation Research from a Critical Perspective: Is a Social Science Developing?
James E. Cote
Chapter 33: What Have We Learned Since Schwartz (2001)? A Reappraisal of the Field of Identity Development
Seth J. Schwartz, Koen Luyckx, and Elisabetta Crocetti
Chapter 34: The Future of Identity Development Research: Reflections, Tensions, and Challenges
Moin Syed and Kate C. McLean


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 of Psychology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His research focuses broadly on identity development among ethnically-diverse youth and the implications of identity development for educational experiences.