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Ego Identity

A Handbook for Psychosocial Research

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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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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Theory and Research in Identity and Intimacy

  2. The Determination of Ego Identity Status

  3. Epilogue

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada

    James E. Marcia

  • Department of Psychology, Trenton State College, Trenton, USA

    Alan S. Waterman, Sally L. Archer

  • Division of Psychology and Counseling, College of Education, Governors State University, University Park, USA

    David R. Matteson

  • Department of Psychology, University of Missouri, St. Louis, USA

    Jacob L. Orlofsky

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:

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1993

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4613-8332-1Published: 06 November 2011

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4613-8330-7Published: 06 December 2012

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 391

  • Topics: Psychology, general, Psychiatry

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