ERIC Number: EJ636762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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The Instability of Possible Selves: Identity Processes within Late Adolescents' Close Peer Relationships.
Kerpelman, Jennifer L.; Pittman, Joe F.
Journal of Adolescence, v24 n4 p491-512 Aug 2001
Seventy-six late adolescents and their peer partners participated in a study that focused on possible selves tied to anticipated career, marriage, and parenthood roles. Control theory and the concept of psychosocial moratorium were integrated to explain identity construction processes. Integration of theory with concept offers explanations for emergence of new identities and their ultimate stabilization. (BF)
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