The Evolution of Eriksonian and, Neo-Eriksonian Identity Theory and Research: A Review and Integration

  title={The Evolution of Eriksonian and, Neo-Eriksonian Identity Theory and Research: A Review and Integration},
  author={Seth J. Schwartz},
  pages={58 - 7}
The evolution of the study of identity development is traced from Freud's early writings to Erikson's extrapolations and theoretical expositions, Marcia's empirical operationalization, and finally to 6 alternative theories that have been introduced since 1987 (Berzonsky, Grotevant, Waterman, Kurtines, Adams, and Côté. The issues of measurement and intervention, which have been crucial to the evolution of identity as a researchable construct, are also reviewed. The alternative theories are… 

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