Meeus (2011). We discussed longitudinal trends in identity statuses. The paper has an interesting figure that summarizes moves between the different statuses, demonstrating that transition in one particular direction is more common than in another, and that for some (e.g., early closure) stability is much more common than for others (e.g., searching moratorium).
We talked a fair bit about measurement. There’s a good website that brings together several identity measures. It includes, for instance, Marcia identity status interviews. We also talked about the Extended Objective Measure of Ego Identity Status – Revised and about narrative measures of identity, such as McLean and Pratt’s (2006) use of turning point narratives to code meaning making and see how it maps onto identity status.
And like last year, we spent a lot of time debating the theory of emerging adulthood.
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