Vol. IX



María Elena Larraín S., Montserrat Arrieta C.



Adolescence: Identity, Fashion and Narcissism




This paper aims to present a relationship between different concepts that in appearance do not have a visible link, but if studied in depth, they are related considering a core phenomena: identity. It analyzes identity as the fundamental task in adolescence and it relates this major objective in normal psychological development with fashion and with the impact that female images and stereotypes of models and female bodies presented by the mass media in west societies in general have. At the same time it relates the phenomena of identity with another aspect and trait of contemporary culture: narcissism. It is studied the relationship between an identity that develops narcissistic traits and fashion.




identity, fashion, adolescence, narcissism.


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