Theories Of Identity Development

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Identity development is a complex process that is essential for the maturation of an individual. Children learn social behaviours through their interaction with the environment. The development of self-awareness shapes the conscious experiences (Durkin, 1995) The development of self-awareness in childhood aids in the further growth of identity in adolescence.
Identity development occurs through collaboration of both innate and environmental factors. Initial concept of self in a new-born baby is considered as purely existential as the baby is aware of its existence however the physical differentiation of its existence from the surrounding social environment is not there yet (Cage, 2018). As the infant starts to interact within
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