13 terms

Chapter 16


Terms in this set (...)

the attainment of identity
identity achievement
a situation in which an adolescent does not seem to know or care what his or her identity is
role confusion
premature identity formation, which occurs when an adolescent adopts parents' or society's roles and values wholesale, without questioning and analysis
a person's acceptance of the roles and behaviors that society associates with the biological categories of male and female
gender identity
the direction of a person's sexual and romantic attraction, whether toward others of the same sex, the opposite sex, or both sexes
sexual orientation
a socially acceptable way for adolescents to postpone identity achievement
variety of personalities and behaviors, looking for identity in different settings
possible selves
acceptable/pleasing to parents or peers to avoid rejection
false selves
repeatedly thinking and talking about past experiences
thinking about suicide, usually with some serious emotional and intellectual or cognitive overtones
suicidal ideation
several suicides committed by members of a group within a brief period of time
cluster suicides
any deliberate action of self-harm that could have been lethal but was not
accepting opposite of what is expected; purposely opposed; reactionary defiance