Cognitive development, epistemic doubt, and identity formation in adolescence

@article{Boyes1992CognitiveDE,
  title={Cognitive development, epistemic doubt, and identity formation in adolescence},
  author={M. Boyes and M. Chandler},
  journal={Journal of Youth and Adolescence},
  year={1992},
  volume={21},
  pages={277-304}
}
  • M. Boyes, M. Chandler
  • Published 1992
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Youth and Adolescence
  • This study was undertaken to evaluate the part that nascent skeptical doubt plays in shaping the course of adolescent social-cognitive development. It is argued that the intellectual changes that accompany the acquisition of formal operational competence set in motion a series of developments that seriously undermine the typical adolescent's previous sense of epistemic certainty. An epistemic model is proposed, leading to the hypothesis that, in response to such doubts, young persons adopt one… CONTINUE READING
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