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identity
refers to the model one creates of who one is in ones life. often suggests a specifically social emphasis, concerning in particular how one fits into or plans to fit into, the surrounding world.
identity crisis
a stage or period of time during which a person experiences frustration, concern, and worry about who he or she is in the social world and seeks to better understand how to fit in with the world.
identity exploration
a process during which an individual explores different identities, searching for the one that best fits his or her own being and outlook.
identity commmitment
a process by which an individual gradually entrusts himself or herself to a particular social self concept for fitting into society and the world more generally.
identity status
a classification of how a person views her or his occupational and social roles based on whether the person has sufficiently explored those roles and commited to one.
foreclosure status
and identity status that involves committing oneself fo a social and occupational role without having explored its alternatives.
diffused identity status
an identity status that involves not recognizing that one needs to develop a coherent model of who one is. the individual experiencing this conditions will often employ a series of partial or contradictory models of who he or she is.