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narcissism

a self-centered and self-concerned approach toward others

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crisis

Marcia's term for a period of identity development during which the adolescent is exploring alternatives

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commitment

Marcia's term for the part of identity development in which adolescents show a personal investment in identity

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identity diffusion

Marcia's term for the status of individuals who have not yet experienced a crisis (explored meaningful alternatives) or made any commitments

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identity foreclosure

Marcia's term for the status of individuals who have made a commitment but have not experienced a crisis

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identity moratorium

Marcia's term for the status of individuals who are in the midst of a crisis, but their commitments are either absent or vaguely defined

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identity achievement

Marcia's term for the status of individuals who have undergone a crisis and have made a commitment

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ethnic identity

an enduring, basic aspect of the self that includes a sense of membership in an ethnic group and the attitudes and feelings related to that membership

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clique

a small group of about 5 or 6 individuals that may form among adolescents who engage in similar activities

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crowd

a larger group structure than a clique that is usually based on reputation; members may or may not spend much time together

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rite of passage

a ceremony or ritual that marks an individual's transition from one status to another; most focus on the transition to adult status

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juvenile delinquent

an adolescent who breaks the law or engages in behavior that is considered illegal