Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Racial identity development in biracial children within American society is essential for the discovery of selfconcept. Identity development in adolescents with one African American and one Caucasian-American parent is a complex process deriving from social influences and individual self-conceptualization. Three approaches of identity preference are found to be the most common in biracial youth. The first is the denial of one race, the second is over-identification of the favored culture, and lastly the incorporation of both racial backgrounds as a separate identity.
BF1 .M63 v. 5 no. 1 1997
"Racial identity in biracial adolescents from one african-american and one caucasian-american parent,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 5
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol5/iss1/4