The instability of possible selves: identity processes within late adolescents' close peer relationships.

@article{Kerpelman2001TheIO,
  title={The instability of possible selves: identity processes within late adolescents' close peer relationships.},
  author={Jennifer L. Kerpelman and Joe F. Pittman},
  journal={Journal of adolescence},
  year={2001},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={491-512}
}
Understanding how identities emerge and stabilize within the context of interpersonal relationships is an important issue in identity research. Seventy-six late adolescents and their peer partners participated in a laboratory study that focused on the possible selves tied to anticipated career, marriage, and parenthood roles. Control theory (people work to… CONTINUE READING