Journal Article

On snowflakes and gardens: multiple methods in the field of psychological research on identity development [Conference essay]

von der Lippe, H.
Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 7:2, Art. 43 (2006)


This conference report gives an overview of the international conference: "Identity development — towards an integration of quantitative and qualitative methods" that took place in Braunschweig, Germany, in November 2005. The six invited speakers introduced the scope of current psychological approaches to research on identity development by means of plenary sessions and in-depth discussions about their research objectives. All contributions focused on the identity status approach, its advancements and possible alternatives. This report attempts to give a summary of the individual contributions and the conference as a whole.
Keywords: psychology
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.