Social Identity Development Models

Choose one of the following as a basis for your paper:

Ethnic or racial identity. Select a specific group such as black/African-American, Latinx, Asian or Asian-American, white/European American, Native American, or multiracial.
Gender identity (female, male, or transgender identified).
Sexual orientation. You may choose a specific group like gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, or heterosexuals, or provide an overview of sexual identity development models.
Religious or spiritual orientation.
People with disabilities.
A combination of identity development models, such as sexual identity development of ethnic minority males.
Prepare a 45 page paper (plus title and reference pages) in which you complete the following:

Describe the identity theory or model that pertains to members of your chosen social identity (23 paragraphs).
Explain the strengths and weaknesses of the theory or model (23 paragraphs).
Summarize your research findings for the theory or model. Include research questions, results, methodology, and implications of any studies reviewed (approximately 2 pages).
Summarize the research gaps (future research needed) (12 paragraphs).
Additional Requirements

Follow current APA style and formatting guidelines throughout your paper. You are encouraged to use the supplied APA paper template.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point, double-spaced.
Include references from 45 current peer-reviewed articles from the professional literature. Remember that websites, textbooks, and popular sources such as Psychology Today are not peer reviewed.