Some directions for the investigation of ego development in early adolescence.

@inproceedings{Marcia1983SomeDF,
  title={Some directions for the investigation of ego development in early adolescence.},
  author={James E. Marcia},
  year={1983}
}
Early adolescence is discussed as a period in the life cycle marked by two important events in ego development: the formation of an ego ideal and the synthesis of an ego identity, both established by means of exploration and experimentation. It is suggested that our society, as contrasted with those offering structured rites of passage, provides the prolonged period of adolescence necessary for this development to take place. Three important precursors at early adolescence to an achieved… CONTINUE READING

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