1 Early life and education; 2 Ego-identity status; 3 The four identity statuses. 3.1
Foreclosure; 3.2 Identity diffusion; 3.3 Moratorium; 3.4 Identity achievement.
Key terms: identity status, diffusion, foreclosure, moratorium, achievement.
Marcia's Identity Statuses. Based on Erik Erikson's groundbreaking work on
Nov 26, 2008 ... Identity moratorium: The state in which an adolescent is in crisis, but has not yet
defined his commitment, or has defined it in only a vague way.
A psychosocial moratorium is when a person takes a break from “real life” to
actively search for their identity. The developer, Erik Erikson, noted that it is a
Definition: An identity moratorium
is one step in the process of finding a sense of self . While this period may feel confusing and difficult to endure, many psychologists believe that an individual must go through a moratorium
before he or she can form a true sense of... More »
Mar 3, 2012 ... Identity crisis is a term we normally associate with adolescence. ... but low on
commitment are in a category that Marcia called "moratorium.
... who we are as individuals. These stages are achievement, moratorium,
foreclosure, and diffusion. This lesson covers Marcia's theory and each identity
Nov 17, 2010 ... These are: identity diffusion, identity foreclosure, moratorium and identity
achievement. Each identity status represents a particular configuration ...
James Marcia expanded on Erikson's work and divided the identity crisis into four
states. ... Identity Moratorium – adolescent has acquired vague or ill-formed ...
... at a university in British Columbia, Canada. Of his work, we will focus on
identity diffusion, identity foreclosure, identity moratorium, and identity