Topic: Identity Formation
Question/Prompt: Identity formation is one of the most important tasks of adolescence. For your thread:
- Choose one of the four arenas of identity formation (faith, vocation, politics or gender role).
- Within the arena you have chosen, describe some circumstances from your adolescence that impacted your journey to identity achievement.
- Consider James Marcia’s four specific coping strategies discussed in the text (role confusion, foreclosure, moratorium or achievement) and describe how they were or were not evident in your experience.
- Tell whether your faith hindered or helped your journey to identity achievement.
Your thread must be 250–400 words. Use information from the Reading and Study materials for this module to complete this thread (at least two citations and a corresponding reference are required).
Replies Prompt: After reading your classmates’ threads, you will select at least two and respond. In your replies, tell whether you think the coping strategy used to identify formation was correctly identified. Explain why you support your classmate’s analysis or suggest which other coping strategy you believe was used and explain why. Each of your two replies must include 100–250 words. Use information from our textbook to complete each reply (at least one citation and a corresponding reference is required).
Submit your thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday of Module/Week 5, and submit your replies by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of the same module/week.
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