The five stages of Dominant Identity Development.
On page 553 and following, you will begin reading about the five stages of Dominant Identity Development. The stages are: unexamined, acceptance, resistance, redefinition, and integration. Please let us know:1) What stage do YOU think you are at, and why do you think this way?2) Before reading this chapter, how much thought had you given to dominant identity, and have you changed how you view yourself as a result?*Keep in mind that this is an introductory college class. I want you to develop your critical thinking skills, and part of that is some self-reflection.
That said, I am not, nor do I believe the text to be trying to \”stir the pot\” and make anyone feel guilty or ashamed for things outside their control.3) In your opinion, is it ever truly possible to reach the integration stage? Would you have to sacrifice any part of your identity in order to reach this stage? In other words, will you have betrayed any of your attitudes, beliefs, values, or behaviors to achieve this?
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