Atkinson, Morten and Sue’s Racial and Cultural Identity Development

Atkinson, Morten and Sue’s Racial and Cultural Identity Development Brief Overview Atkinson, Morten, and Sue’s model served to be the primary model of all of the racial identity theories. The model conceptualizes the basic progressions an individual goes through when...

Fassinger’s Model of Gay and Lesbian Identity Development

Baxter Magolda’s Theory of Self-Authorship Brief Overview Fassinger’s model of gay and lesbian identity development is a model of gay and lesbian identity development that takes into account cultural and contextual influences. Original Citation: McCarn, S.R.,...

Kim’s Asian American Identify Development Model

Kim’s Asian American Identify Development Model Brief Overview Jean Kim’s Asian American Identity Development Model emphasizes racial identity to showcase the “social and psychological consequences” of being racially minoritized in the United States....

Chickering’s Theory of Identity Development

Chickering’s Theory of Identity Development Brief Overview Arthur Chickering’s Seven Vectors theorize the “tasks” that students must go through while developing their identity. Printable Summary (PDF) Previous cohorts of FSU students have...

Schlossberg’s Transition Theory

Brief Overview If you have ever played the board game LIFE, Schlossberg’s Transition Theory won’t come as a big surprise. LikeLIFE, transition theory helps adults process and grow from unexpected (real) life turns. According to Evans et al. (2010), Schlossberg’s...