Care Protective Sensibility and Role Model Formulation

West Stevens Joyce

in Smart and Sassy

Published in print April 2002 | ISBN: 9780195121643
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865383 | DOI:
Care Protective Sensibility and Role Model Formulation

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In this chapter, as in the next two chapters, the developmental domains are linked. The linkages of the domains are such due to their unique compatibility to one another. This chapter and subsequent chapters clarify the developmental tasks of each domain while providing an examination of their paired congruency. The Care Protective Sensibility domain task is to respect and care for others and to be empathic; the Role Model Formulation domain task is to enhance one’s capacity for empathy, to learn from esteemed adults, and to develop a more realistic view of parental figures. It is argued that the maturational tasks of all seven domains operate as organizers of identity and personal meaning systems.

Keywords: social ecologies; empathy; self-relatedness; role models; media; hip-hop; peers; beauty

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