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Individuation and faith development in adolescence and emerging adulthood

Lewis, Rowan (2013) Individuation and faith development in adolescence and emerging adulthood. St Mark's Review (224). pp. 42-61. ISSN 0036-3103

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Abstract

'Individuation' is an overarching theory of human development - a perspective that has been used to describe both the goal of human maturity (the differentiated self-in-relation) as well as the process by which this teleology is approached. within adolescent development literature, it is most commonly used to describe the process of psychosocial formation by which an individual differentiates themselves from the collective and develops an integrated and coherent personality in response to, and in connection with, their social environment. As such, individuation paradoxically describes both a state of being and an iterative process by which one responds to clusters of developmental challenges toward the goal of becoming a differentiated self-in-relation.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): Social change, Church work, teenagers, Religious education, Faith, Psychology
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subject Area(s): D - Religious Education
Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2017 11:05
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2017 11:05
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2735

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