Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Editorial Volume 6 Issue 11

Developing Identity in Adolescence

Manpreet Kaur*

Assistant Professor, Khalsa College of Education, Amritsar, Punjab, India

*Corresponding Author: Manpreet Kaur, Assistant Professor, Khalsa College of Education, Amritsar, Punjab, India.

Received: September 27, 2023; Published: October 01, 2023


The identity formation is a dynamic and life-long process which is characterized by continuous changes in the degree of exploration and strength of commitments [9,12]. These changes are pronounced and clearly visible at specific moments in life, in which one’s identity is challenged and adolescence is a stage in which the individual is in the midst of a process of restructuring his social relationships, trying to find his place in society, and of making important choices for his future life. This is the reason why many researchers, consider a stable and coherent identity as a central developmental task during the period of adolescence. Instead of all these normative views, a study by [9] already recognized that not all adolescents are capable of becoming equally successful in negotiating this task. Some adolescents arrive at a clear and an integrated sense of identity; however, others end up in an identity confusion state.


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Citation: Manpreet Kaur. “Developing Identity in Adolescence". Acta Scientific Neurology 6.11 (2023): 01-03.


Copyright: © 2023 Manpreet Kaur. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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