Cultural Identity Development Model

I’m stuck on a Social Science question and need an explanation.

Directions for Assignment:

This week, you will choose one cultural identity development model to apply to yourself. You are welcome to choose from the options provided under the Learning Resources (related to “Gender Identity Development,” “Religious and Spiritual Identity Development,” and “Sexual/Affectional/Romantic Orientation Development”) or find another peer-reviewed cultural identity developmental model from the Walden Library. Based on the model you choose, self-reflect on your own identity development that is specific to this model.

The final section of the “Cultural Identity Development” model is the “Other Cultural Identity Development.” In approximately 2 pages, include the following:

  • Describe the cultural identity development model you applied to yourself.
  • Explain each stage, and provide examples of your own developmental involvement in at least two of the stages you have experienced.
  • Explain insights you have gained about your own cultural identity by applying the model to yourself.

To Prepare for Assignment:

Review all of the required materials under Learning Resources. Review directions for the week’s Activity as well as for the entire module.

The “Cultural Identity Development” paper is a cumulative assignment is due at the end of Module 1 (Day 7 of Week 3). Complete each component of the assignment in the week that it has been assigned:

  • Week 1: “ADDRESSING-GSA Self-Assessment”
  • Week 2: “Racial/Ethnic Identity Development”
  • Week 3: “Other Cultural Identity Development”

Each section will be approximately 2 pages in length, resulting in a 6-page Reflection Paper

Write the final “Cultural Identity Development” paper, which must include the following:

  • Include a brief summary of your “ADDRESSING-GSA Self-Assessment” assignment.
  • Explain the cultural groups you identify with that are considered part of the dominant/more privileged groups, as well as part of the non-dominant/more marginalized groups in the society you live in.
  • Describe how these different parts of your identity impact your worldview.
  • Describe the racial and/or ethnic cultural identity development model(s) you applied to yourself.
    • Explain each stage, and provide examples of your own developmental involvement in at least two of the stages you have experienced.
    • Explain insights you have gained about your own racial and/or ethnic identity by applying the model to yourself.
  • Describe the cultural identity development model you applied to yourself.
    • Explain each stage, and provide examples of your own developmental involvement in at least two of the stages you have experienced.
    • Explain insights you have gained about your own cultural identity by applying the model to yourself.
  • Describe how these aspects to your identity intersect

**The cultural identity model I applied to myself is Gender Identity Development** (I’m also an African American female)