Fidelity: Identity vs. Role Confusion -- Erik Erikson Name Institution Fidelity: Identity vs. Role Confusion -- Erik Erikson Horst E.A. (1995). Reexamining gender issues in Erikson’s stages of identity and intimacy. Journal of Counseling and development. The article dwells on gender roles and intimacy in the realization of a person’s identity and purpose in the society. The author focuses on the critiques on Erikson stages of development in recognition of identity and role confusion. Scholars state that Erikson views women as vulnerable gender in the society. They mainly depend on men because of the inferiority complex they have in the community and emotional relations such as love they have for men. Men act as a determinant factor for self and role identification for feminine gender in the social environment. Additionally the author emphasizes on the critics of Erikson developmental states obtained in the American summer camp among the adolescents. The author focuses on the Erikson’s belief in Ego as the stage that determines self-identity. Society and cultural norms influence an adolescent in the process of identifying oneself. In the summer camp adolescents involved in the identification of social crisis self-belief among peers and other relevant people in the camp such as teachers. The article focuses on the moral values as a factor that directs adolescents to identify identity. Additionally the summer camp assists adolescents to have the balance of conscientiousness flexibility fortitude reliability ingenuity self-reliance and devotion in their growth journey. The focus groups in the camps assist these adolescents to achieve the values as mentioned above. Therefore self-identity and adolescents have cross-relations and Summer Camps are the best grounds for testing the identity and role confusion in American society. [...]
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