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Jacqueline Woolley, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Fall 2009

PSY 333E • Identity Formation-W - Repp

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
44080 MWF
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
SEA 3.250

Course Description

This course examines what is commonly seen as the major task of adolescenceidentity formation. We will begin at this topic's rootsphilosophy and then psychoanalytic theoryas a foundation for Eriksons view of identity.

After this historical introduction to identity, we will look into the research-based work that spans the last 30 years. In particular, the developmental paths for "chosen" identity domains such as occupation, religion, and politics as well as assigned identity domains such as gender, ethnicity, and adoption will be explored. We will also explore the approach to this topic that narrative psychology takes.

Grading Policy

Class Participation: about 20% Group Projects and presentations: about 15% Writing Projects: about 50% Quizzes: about 15%


The readings will available in 2 volumes at local copy shop.


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