Identity vs. role confusion | Human Services | Webster University


According to Erikson, the primary developmental task during adolescence is to resolve the identity vs role confusion crisis. As you may remember from this time in our own lives, this can be very challenging, especially when there is great pressure to conform to certain norms within social groups and subgroups upon pain of ostracism. Looking back on your own life, what challenges could a person face with regard to your identity development, and how would they manage them? What would you say as an adolescent when you were negotiating this task? While this is meant to be a highly reflective and thought-provoking discussion, please only share that which you feel comfortable sharing. With reference.