Social Identity Development Theories

Social identity theories emerged to highlight the concepts for understanding how ones’ self in society and higher education systems can impact student development.  More specifically, these theories are used to examine student identity development from a racial,...

Brent Bilodeau’s Frame of Transgender Identity Development

Brent Bilodeau’s Frame of Transgender Identity Development  Brief Overview About the Author Printable Summary (PDF) Previous cohorts of FSU students have developed these printable summaries and used them to prepare for test and papers.  We hope they’ll be of...

Fowler’s Theory of Faith Development

Fowler’s Theory of Faith Development Brief Overview About the Author Dr. James Fowler wrote book Stages of Faith in 1981, which highlights the developmental process in “human faith”. Printable Summary (PDF) Previous cohorts of FSU students have...

Marcia’s Ego Identity Statuses

Marcia’s Ego Identity Statuses  Brief Overview Marcia introduced identity statuses to explain how college students experience and are able to resolve crises. About the Author James E. Marcia is a clinical and developmental psychologist and is known for extending...