Adolescents in Western Societies May Confront an Identity Crisis Because
Adolescents in Western societies may confront an identity crisis because they
A) are rushed too quickly into adult status.
B) adopt the same roles as their parents.
C) have to go through initiation rites.
D) face a bewildering array of options.
E) are not encouraged to make a decision.
Research on identity statuses indicates that adolescents who are most advanced in the development of logical thinking and other information processing skills are most likely to have attained
A) identity achievement.
C) identity diffusion.
E) role confusion.
Recent evidence indicates that the quest for personal identity
A) is complete by age 20.
B) is complete by age 25.
C) is completed earlier by boys than by girls.
D) is completed earlier by Caucasians than by African Americans.
E) continues throughout the lifespan.
DeShawn is African American. As he nears adolescence, he is most likely to
A) prefer his subgroup over the majority culture.
B) reject his own ethnic group.
C) develop an identity very early.
D) commit to the values of the majority culture.
E) develop identity diffusion.