Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
Date of Last Revision
Honors in Art 7100:499
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Arts in Education
Date of Expected Graduation
Identity is an important construct in adolescent development. Adolescence can be a time for students to find the best versions of themselves or to get stuck and confused on who they truly are. This honors project paper explores how art education can be a positive influence in the development of adolescents and their journey to finding their identities. It discusses the psychology behind adolescent development; how identities form, the chances for identity confusion or negative identity formation, and the physical stressors present in an individual that age that may also affect how they develop mentally and emotionally. It also explores how art can help students and what art teachers should and should not do in order to best benefit adolescent identity development.
Honors Faculty Advisor
McGormley, Katherine, "Adolescent Identity Development in an Art Classroom" (2021). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1251.