Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapter 1, Prologue Abstract
* The term "identity crisis" denotes a turning point rather than a psychological crisis or breakdown.
* Erikson states that Identity crises are typically focused in particular on adolescence and young adulthood.
* The original concept of Erikson's theory focuses on what identity feels like to an individual when she becomes conscious of it.
* According to...
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