Comparing Erikson and Marcia's Psychosocial Theory of Identity and Tajfel's Social Identity Theory

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Much research has been done on predictions made by Erikson's theory, especially the adolescent crisis of identify vs. role confusion. Erikson is one of the few famous personality theorists who said anything interesting about adolescence.")
James E. Marcia:
Marcia is the current professor of psychology at Simon Fraser University situated at Vancouver. He has done his P. hd in psychology. He was the one who supported 8 stages of Erikson's theory and presented his own new theory with small changes
Henri tajfel
Henri tajfel, who is the most famous and influential social psychologist of the 20th Century began his life in Poland. He was born in a Jewish family. He has done great contributions in the field of psychology and late on in Chemistry as well.
Erikson's and Marcia's psychosocial theory of identity
James E. Marcia, professor and researcher from Simon Fraser University's Department of Psychology has made four identity statuses which supports Erikson's theory of psychosocial development. Marcia emphasized on adolescents as Erikson has described them. He said
"An identity crisis is a time of intensive analysis and exploration of…

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