Forming a personal sense of identity in the contemporary world : challenges and difficulties

2009
journal article
article
dc.abstract.enThis article considers some normative cultural changes that have contributed to the identity "crises" faced at least by persons living in Western cultures. Identity is conceptualized as a self-structure that provides a frame of reference for processing self-relevant information, answering questions about the meaning and purpose of one’s life, and regulating the processes that individuals use to cope and adapt in everyday life. Individuals living in the modern world characterized by accelerating technological, social, and economic changes face major challenges and problems as they attempt to form and maintain a coherent sense of personal identity. Not all people, however, deal with these identity confl icts in the same fashion. Research reveals reliable differences in how individuals negotiate or manage to avoid the tasks of constructing, maintaining, and reconstructing a sense of identity in the modern world. Three identity processing orientations are highlighted: informational, normative, and diffuse-avoidant. Although an informational processing orientation is associated with resources and skills that maximize adaptability in the modern world, those resources do not provide a set of values or frame of reference for deciding what goals people should commit to or what they should live for. Some of values used to justify identity choices in the modern world are considered.pl
dc.contributor.authorBerzonsky, Michael D.pl
dc.date.accession2020-02-25pl
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-27T07:21:30Z
dc.date.available2020-02-27T07:21:30Z
dc.date.issued2009pl
dc.date.openaccess0
dc.description.accesstimew momencie opublikowania
dc.description.additionalBibliogr. s. 16-18pl
dc.description.number4pl
dc.description.physical9-18pl
dc.description.versionostateczna wersja wydawcy
dc.description.volume14pl
dc.identifier.eissn2084-3879pl
dc.identifier.issn1895-6297pl
dc.identifier.projectROD UJ / OPpl
dc.identifier.urihttps://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/150315
dc.identifier.weblinkhttp://ejournals.eu/sj/index.php/PR/article/view/1201/1198pl
dc.languageengpl
dc.language.containerengpl
dc.rightsDozwolony użytek utworów chronionych*
dc.rights.licenceOTHER
dc.rights.urihttp://ruj.uj.edu.pl/4dspace/License/copyright/licencja_copyright.pdf*
dc.share.typeotwarte czasopismo
dc.subject.enidentitypl
dc.subject.enidentity processing stylepl
dc.subject.enidentity crisispl
dc.subject.enself-reflectionpl
dc.subject.envaluespl
dc.subject.eninformationalpl
dc.subject.endiffuse-avoidancepl
dc.subject.ennormativepl
dc.subject.enego-integritypl
dc.subject.enwisdompl
dc.subtypeArticlepl
dc.titleForming a personal sense of identity in the contemporary world : challenges and difficultiespl
dc.title.journalPsychologia Rozwojowapl
dc.typeJournalArticlepl
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dc.abstract.enpl
This article considers some normative cultural changes that have contributed to the identity "crises" faced at least by persons living in Western cultures. Identity is conceptualized as a self-structure that provides a frame of reference for processing self-relevant information, answering questions about the meaning and purpose of one’s life, and regulating the processes that individuals use to cope and adapt in everyday life. Individuals living in the modern world characterized by accelerating technological, social, and economic changes face major challenges and problems as they attempt to form and maintain a coherent sense of personal identity. Not all people, however, deal with these identity confl icts in the same fashion. Research reveals reliable differences in how individuals negotiate or manage to avoid the tasks of constructing, maintaining, and reconstructing a sense of identity in the modern world. Three identity processing orientations are highlighted: informational, normative, and diffuse-avoidant. Although an informational processing orientation is associated with resources and skills that maximize adaptability in the modern world, those resources do not provide a set of values or frame of reference for deciding what goals people should commit to or what they should live for. Some of values used to justify identity choices in the modern world are considered.
dc.contributor.authorpl
Berzonsky, Michael D.
dc.date.accessionpl
2020-02-25
dc.date.accessioned
2020-02-27T07:21:30Z
dc.date.available
2020-02-27T07:21:30Z
dc.date.issuedpl
2009
dc.date.openaccess
0
dc.description.accesstime
w momencie opublikowania
dc.description.additionalpl
Bibliogr. s. 16-18
dc.description.numberpl
4
dc.description.physicalpl
9-18
dc.description.version
ostateczna wersja wydawcy
dc.description.volumepl
14
dc.identifier.eissnpl
2084-3879
dc.identifier.issnpl
1895-6297
dc.identifier.projectpl
ROD UJ / OP
dc.identifier.uri
https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/150315
dc.identifier.weblinkpl
http://ejournals.eu/sj/index.php/PR/article/view/1201/1198
dc.languagepl
eng
dc.language.containerpl
eng
dc.rights*
Dozwolony użytek utworów chronionych
dc.rights.licence
OTHER
dc.rights.uri*
http://ruj.uj.edu.pl/4dspace/License/copyright/licencja_copyright.pdf
dc.share.type
otwarte czasopismo
dc.subject.enpl
identity
dc.subject.enpl
identity processing style
dc.subject.enpl
identity crisis
dc.subject.enpl
self-reflection
dc.subject.enpl
values
dc.subject.enpl
informational
dc.subject.enpl
diffuse-avoidance
dc.subject.enpl
normative
dc.subject.enpl
ego-integrity
dc.subject.enpl
wisdom
dc.subtypepl
Article
dc.titlepl
Forming a personal sense of identity in the contemporary world : challenges and difficulties
dc.title.journalpl
Psychologia Rozwojowa
dc.typepl
JournalArticle
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Publication
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