Popular Media

Assignment 1: Identity Crisis in Popular Media Purpose: The purpose is to apply identity theories to current media. Before you begin you will need to read about Marcia’s and Erickson’s theories of adolescent identity. Product: Choose a piece of music or literature that expresses as least one of the common themes in the adolescent identity crisis.

 

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Some examples would be finding an occupation, deciding on personal values, religious identity, or sexual identity. Create a paper at least 2 pages long, not including any reference section, typed and double spaced, with Times New Roman (12- point font) and 1inch margins and proofread for spelling and grammatical errors.

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Provide in-text citations and reference any of your sources using APA format Directions:Analyze the data and type and answer the following questions:   What audience is targeted by the piece?   What is the main point(s) or the main plot of the piece?

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   How does the piece capture the essence of Erikson’s stage of identity versus role confusion and/or Marcia’s theory of identity status, which includes identity achievement, moratorium, foreclosure, and identity diffusion?   Introduce the topic of adolescent identity crisis.

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   Summarize the main points or the plot of the piece.   Compare the main points or plot to Erikson’s stage of Identity versus Role Confusion and/or Marcia’s identity theory.   Conclude with a consideration of how such music or literature helps adolescents understand and/or work out their identity crisis.

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