Fostering healthy identity development in adolescence

Identity formation is an important developmental process during adolescence, with several applied and public health implications. To prevent identity development from going astray, educational efforts, prevention programmes and policy initiatives are needed that help young people develop a healthy sense of identity.

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  1. University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA

    • Seth J. Schwartz
    •  & Mariya Petrova


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Correspondence to Seth J. Schwartz.