Adolescence: The Self and Identity. The Development of Self. Self-Understanding . The Adolescent’s cognitive representation of the self, the substance and content of the adolescent’s self-conceptions. Portfolio of Experiences Abstract Thinkers Introspection Improved Problem-Solving Skills
It can be a source of motivation and aspiration for adolescents who are searching for identity.
1. Distorted or unrealistic self-concept
2. Failure to integrate the self across multiple roles
3. Maladaptive or distressing displays of false selves
4. A definition of self that rely primarily on the opinions of others