Q & A Case Study Analysis: Adolescence To Emerging Adulthood

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Case Study Analysis: Adolescence to Emerging Adulthood
Chantiara L. Johnson
Capella University

Angela is a young African American woman; who is in her first year in college. She was raised in a very close religious’ family, who is happy with every accomplishment she has ever had. When she was young, she has always wanted to attend college; compared to her family, she would be the first member of the family to have their bachelor’s degree. When Angela begins her freshman year in college, she has her first roommate named Jen.
Angela and Jen were both raised with different beliefs and morals, and this difference makes Angela want to change Jen’s view on many things. However, Angela is unsuccessful in this, and she begins to distance herself from her dorm room and begin to consider finding a new roommate. After Angela becomes sick, both Jen and her boyfriend began to take care of her. This act of kindness surprised Angela; doing her laundry, fixing her different meals, and helping her with her missed assignments. Before Angela became sick, she thought that Jen and her boyfriend were “immoral”; however, afterwards she becomes conflicted because
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Theorist Erik Erickson developed the eight stages of psychosocial development. In each stage a person will confront and master any new challenges that they will face over time; each stage builds on to the previous stage, for the person to be able to continue to grow. In the case of Angela, she may be facing the Intimacy vs. Isolation crisis; this stage shows how some young adults would try to change how they personally feel about certain things, because of their friends. These individuals change their way of thinking, because they would have a strong connection with their friend, for example Angela began to have a different view on Jen, especially after she was sick (Zimbardo et al.,

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