identity crisis(redirected from identity crises)
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identity crisis[ī′den·ə‚dē ‚krī·səs]
The critical period in emotional maturation and personality development, occurring usually during adolescence, which involves the reworking and abandonment of childhood identifications and the integration of new personal and social identifications.
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