While growing older, children, adolescents and adults establish meaningful relations with significant others, make plans and decisions, engage in commitments and, in so doing, develop an ever-changing sense of identity. What strategies do adolescents use to negotiate interpersonal conflicts? How are these strategies related to their ability to adopt and coordinate different social perspectives? How does their ability to adopt and coordinate different social perspectives? How does their social-moral awareness develop? Does identity develop differently for university students according to their study area? How can different ecological settings and different forms of psychological intervention contribute to their interpersonal and identity development? These are some of the issues addressed in this volume, mainly within Selman’s model of interpersonal development conceptualized in a cognitive-developmental framework and in Marcia’s identity status paradigm expanding Erikson’s psychosocial development theory.
Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação da U. Porto (FPCEUP), 1990
Bártolo Paiva Campos