Image and Identity: Becoming the Person You are

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Scarecrow Press, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 241 pages
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Psychologists and educators believe that the primary task of adolescence is forming one's identity. Even if teens don't know the whole answer to the question of who they are, perhaps they will have a better understanding of all the things that might make up that answer and feel more comfortable becoming who they will be with the information and guidance this book offers. The authors describe a huge range of aspects many people think of as key to their identity: the role of family, culture and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, body modifications (tattoos, piercings, brandings, plastic surgery), steroids and supplements, eating disorders, chronic illness, and physical disabilities, clubs, cliques, and friends, school, work, hobbies, beliefs, aspirations, and experiences. With the help of this book, teens will come that much closer to achieving self-actualization.
 

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Contents

Who Are You?
Your Body
Who You Hang Out With
The Things You Do
What You Believe
The Influences around You
How You See Yourself
Your Image Yourself
Index
About
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L. Kris Gowen, Ph.D., Ed.M., teaches in the Department of Community Health at Portland State University. She has facilitated online message boards and advice columns where teens ask questions about sex and relationships, and has helped develop several health curricula for high school students.Molly C. McKenna, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice in Portland, Oregon, specializing in assessment and treatment of adults and adolescents. She has written and served as a consulting expert for numerous articles on vocational assessment, health psychology, stress management, wellness, and general mental health.