Using The Concept Of The Personamask

Psychosocial theory poses that human development across the life span requires the resolution of a series of "psychosocial crises" in order for the person to be able to move on to the next set of developmental tasks (Erikson, 1968; Newman & Newman, 1998). In adolescence, identity development is the central task (Erikson, 1968) and biological, psychological, and societal factors come together to help shape and define personality. Identity and personality ultimately define who we are and how we relate to the world we live in, even how satisfied we are with our lives (Costa & McCrae, 1980). Therefore, in therapeutic work with adolescents, it is of paramount importance that interventions focus on supporting the process of identity formation and challenging them to avoid the allure of negative identity formation. This group exercise allows the participants to examine the idea of the mask as a role they take on—with peers, parents, in public— that prevents them from fully experiencing and interacting with the world around them.

The 10 Keys To Happiness

The 10 Keys To Happiness

Simple Ways to Be Happy and Enjoy Your Life Regardless of Circumstances. Happiness is the underlying foundation that influences the quality of life. Have you ever seen someone who lives in a small house and has an older car? They may not be rich in terms of material things, but they are beyond rich in their happiness.

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