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Journal of Youth and Adolescence

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 21–35 | Cite as

Transition or transformation? Personal and political development of former Berkeley Free Speech Movement activists

  • Alberta J. Nassi
  • Stephen I. Abramowitz
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Abstract

Former Berkeley Free Speech Movement activists' sociopolitical status, self and ideal self constructions, perceptions of parents' child-rearing practices and moral reasoning were compared with an assessment made 11 years earlier following the Berkeley Sproul Hall sit-in. Activists were found to be less politically active, more tempered in their political radicalism, more pragmatic and personally reactive in their self and ideal self conceptualizations, more critical in their perceptions of parental relationships, and stable in their level of moral development. While activists appear to have made some important life transitions, an argument is made for their continued distinctiveness as a generational cohort both politically and psychosocially.

Keywords

Health Psychology School Psychology Moral Reasoning Movement Activist Moral Development 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberta J. Nassi
    • 1
  • Stephen I. Abramowitz
    • 2
  1. 1.Psychology intern, Counseling CenterUniversity of California at BerkeleyBerkeley
  2. 2.University of California School of Medicine at DavisSacramento

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