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...

Kohlberg’s Theory of Moral Development

Kohlberg’s Theory of Moral Development Brief Overview Kolhberg’s theory of moral development states that we progress through three levels of moral thinking that build on our cognitive development. Printable Summary (PDF) Previous cohorts of FSU students have...

Gilligan’s Theory of Women’s Moral Development

Gilligan’s Theory of Women’s Moral Development Brief Overview Gilligan, a former student of Lawrence Kohlberg, developed the theory of moral development for women.  Gilligan, felt that Kohlbergs original theory did not account for gender difference and...

Fassinger’s Model of Gay and Lesbian Identity Development

Fassinger’s Model of Gay and Lesbian Identity Development Brief Overview Fassinger’s model of gay and lesbian identity development is a model designed to explore gay and lesbian identity development and examine cultural and contextual influences. About the...

Josselson’s Theory of Identity Development

Josselson’s Theory of Identity Development Brief Overview Ruthellen Josselson’s Identity Theory explores why some women encounter a crisis, and whether or not they integrate that into their identity. This theory takes James Marcia’s four identity groups and...