1. Arnett (2000). Google scholar stats give this paper over 4000 citations. I assign this paper in all of my undergraduate and graduate adolescent and lifespan courses. Students all enjoy reading this paper, whether they love the paper itself. I always admire scholars who are willing to put themselves out there with large-scale conceptual ideas, even if not everyone agrees with them.
2. Klimstra, Luyckx, Hale, Frijns, van Lier, & Meeus (2010). We spent a lot of time in class discussing how to differentiate exploration in breadth from reconsideration, and given that identity is often thought of as a higher order/global construct, people also were interested in the idea that there could be daily fluctuations in commitment and reconsideration.
“The post This week in Adolescent Development: Identity first appeared on Eva Lefkowitz’s blog on February 3, 2014.”