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Cyberspace and Identity Identity is viewed as the combination of ones original characteristics Identity is also viewed as ones inner-self unique liberated and unaffected by outside influence Often but falsely the inner-self is viewed as Freud described it as one complete idea that does not hold conflicting or contradicting ideals Recently research has been conducted illustrating that ones identity does not have to be unitary Not only is it normal and acceptable to have an inner-self that is multifaceted it is also psychologically healthy as a versatile identity allows one to experiment with forms of personal expression This topic of identity in terms of multiplicity and flexibility discussed in Sherry Turkles Cyberspace and Identity opposes Freuds view that the self is affixed and uses the examples of present technology and different means of learning to convey this perspective Identity is formed through a variety of different aspects Past experience challenges and consequences all help mold the inner-self As Turkle explains during the sixties it was thought that ones college years were the time for the experimentation and the development of ones core self This notion is dated the idea of the college years as a consequence-free time out seems of another era Nowadays college is viewed as a pre-professional time period College students are supposed to be mature and aware of their direction in life however they enroll in classes while they are still in their teenage years While forced to design a plan to follow for the rest of their life college students attempt to cling to the carefree Van Wilder ideal that college was previously based on This pressure and conflict in college forces the issue of identity to be dealt with at an earlier age than in the past High School is now the most intense time for development and identity search Between the ages of fifteen and eighteen teenagers are forced to experiment and learn from mistakes as they struggle
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