© 1993

Ego Identity

A Handbook for Psychosocial Research


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Theory and Research in Identity and Intimacy

  3. The Determination of Ego Identity Status

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. David R. Matteson
      Pages 137-155
    3. Alan S. Waterman
      Pages 156-176
    4. James E. Marcia, Sally L. Archer
      Pages 205-240
    5. Alan S. Waterman, Sally L. Archer
      Pages 241-270
  4. Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. James E. Marcia
      Pages 273-281
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 283-391

About this book


Ego Identity: A Handbook for Psychosocial Research contains an integrated presentation of identity theory, literature reviews covering the hundreds of research studies on identity, a discussion of the techniques of interviewing for psychosocial constructs, and model Identity Status Interviews and scoring manuals for three age groups: early- and middle- adolescence, the college years and adulthood. Special attention is devoted to questions of the personality and social patterns associ ated with differing approaches to the task of identity formation, the processes and patterns of identity development, and the similarities and differences with which females and males form their sense of identity. Theory and research on Erikson's concept of intimacy is presented, including the Intimacy Status Interview and scoring manual. This handbook is also designed to serve as a model for those interested in developing and using interview techniques for any of the other Eriksonian stages of psychosocial development. This book is ideal for researchers of ego identity and intimacy, practitioners and graduate students in developmental, personality, and social psychology as well as to psychiatrists.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologySimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyTrenton State CollegeTrentonUSA
  3. 3.Division of Psychology and Counseling, College of EducationGovernors State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  4. 4.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MissouriSt. LouisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Ego Identity
  • Book Subtitle A Handbook for Psychosocial Research
  • Authors James E. Marcia
    Alan S. Waterman
    David R. Matteson
    Sally L. Archer
    Jacob L. Orlofsky
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-94033-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-8332-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-8330-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 391
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychology, general
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