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SPCL 7804 Human Development: Session 11: Unit 4 – Adolescence, continued

Open Educational Resource (OER) created for Professor Elizalde-Utnick's SPCL 7804 course.


Consider the various domains of your identity development during adolescence. Describe your peer relationships during adolescence. What was your experience in school during adolescence?

Application Activity

Consider your identity development.

  1. During adolescence, which areas did you explore and undergo a moratorium?
  2. Which areas did you foreclose during adolescence?
  3. In adulthood, have you gone through a moratorium in areas that you previously foreclosed?
  4. What about your ethnic identity development?


In this session we will focus on psychosocial development in adolescence. We will explore a variety of identity development theories, particularly those of Erikson, Marcia, and Phinney. We will also discuss gender and peer relationships, as well as culturally and linguistically diverse adolescents in schools. We will begin with a quiz on the assigned reading and then discuss the material and engage in application activities.