Psychosocial Moratorium

“This period can be viewed as a psychosocial moratorium during which the young adult through free role experimentation may find a niche in some section of his society, a niche which is firmly defined and yet seems to be uniquely made for him” (Erikson, 1968, p. 156).

Identity, Youth and Crisis

In 1968, Erik H. Erikson wrote the book Identity Youth and Crisis. In his work he discusses the notion of how individuals, particularly those in their late teens, experience a sense of confusion in regards to love, work and their beliefs (Erikson, 1968, p.156).

Created by:  Lisa Feeley, Amanda Halliburton and Bethany Mastrorilli

________________________________________________________________

Reference:

Erikson, E. H. (1968). Identity: Youth and crisis. New York: Norton.

One Response to Psychosocial Moratorium

  1. Pingback: Timing of Transition Year | SeanDelaney.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>