Adolescence

Adolescence is a time in which teenagers physically, intellectually, and emotionally become more adult-like (Feldman, 2011). Erikson, Marcia, and Gilligan all have models that describe their theories of identity development. Think of a teenage character you are familiar with from a book or TV show and the issues he or she faced as he or she explored the questions, “Who am I?” and “Where Do I Fit In?”. Examples to use might include the characters from Harry Potter; Glee; That ‘70s Show; Bethany Hamilton, (the main character in Soul Surfer); Tom Sawyer; Elizabeth Bennet; or a character you are familiar with. Use one of the above models and describe how this character came to terms with his or her self-concept and self-esteem.

Make sure to identify your character and give a brief background about him/her. Use specific examples about the character to support your ideas. Identify and describe any other issues this character faced that have been discussed in Unit V. Your assessment of the character you choose should be two to three pages using APA format. Make sure to cite the reference(s) you use.