What is MORATORIUM?

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is part of Erik Erikson's theory of psychosexual development in which younger people attempt alternative roles before making permanent commitments to their new-found identities during the process of discovering who they are as an individual unit separate from the family group.

MORATORIUM: "A moratorium, as derived from Erik Erikson's theory of psychosexual development describes the process of young children finding new identities as they grow older."

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