This special issue features:
*possible developmental linkages between the identity statuses of late adolescence and different statuses of intimacy, generativity, and integrity, during adult life;
*previous studies of identity assimilation, accommodation, and balance processes, and a study that explores the relationships of various defense mechanisms to self-esteem and identity experiences during adult life;
*the role of emotions in identity development, particularly during adult life;
*issues of identity process and contents during the years of late adulthood; and
*research on gender differences in identity development during mid-adulthood.
Volume 2, Number 1, 2002
Contents: J. Kroger, Introduction: Identity Development Through Adulthood. J.E. Marcia, Identity and Psychosocial Development in Adulthood. S.K. Whitbourne, J.R. Sneed, K.M. Skultety, Identity Processes in Adulthood: Theoretical and Methodological Challenges. J. Strayer, The Dynamics of Emotions and Lifecycle Identity. J. Kroger, Identity Processes and Contents Through the Years of Late Adulthood. P.M. Raskin, Identity in Adulthood: Reflections on Recent Theory and Research. J. Kroger, J.E. Marcia, S.K. Whitbourne, J. Strayer, P. Raskin, Afterword.