"This book is the most thorough examination of identity formation across youth and adulthood that has ever been written.Like the great architect of identity, the late Erik H. Erikson, Jane Kroger has written a book on human development and identity that stands as a testimony to the power of the self and identity formation in understanding human beings, their anticipations, goals and aspirations, and the nature of meaningfulness to life.
"This is the one book that I recommend as authoritative on life-span identity development. Written in a lively style with examples both numerous and apt, it helps practitioners and social planners to become current with research findings, and it provides researchers with both the necessary background and intriguing new ideas to advance their work.
"Jane Kroger's Identity Development: Adolescence through Adulthood , Second Edition, provides a concise and engaging summary of the rapidly-expanding theory and research on identity development. The volume is solidly grounded in Erikson's work, yet expands to include psychological, sociological, historical, and cultural perspectives. The book is written in a very accessible way - useful to those seeking an introduction to the field as well as to established researchers who want to look beyond the boundaries of their own work.
A useful text for youth and community work students. I use this for discussion with local and international studies of young people and identity.
This book is an excellent look at identity throughout your life
Excellent book to recommend to both my pre reg third year students undertaking the child mental health module and post reg school nurses on the SCPNN course.
This book is easy to read and is written in such away that conveys what could be quite a complex topic very clearly.
A fascinating synopsis of the underlying reasons behind some of the behaviours of adolescents. I will be reommending this as a supplemental text to my students who are considering matters of behaviour for learning.
An essential book for the Graduate Certificate in Adolescent Psychology. Infomative and interesting discussions.
A sound introduction to the topic of identity, which seeks to illuminate understanding of what identity actually means to individuals themselves and how personal identification can shape and influence people across the life-span.
Excellent. Interesting and informative. Well written and comprehendable. This book spans identity through the lifespan, clarifying and explaining clearly.
The book realy helps the student to gain understanding of identity development, and it's importance to the individual. I like the specific references to social work, such as identity and adoption. This is helpful to students preparing for placement after this module.
An accessible overview of leading theories on identity development, presented from a life-span perspective. The introductory chapter is highly effective in "setting the scene".
This book offers a very nice overview of research and theory on identity development.