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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was Shaw exposed to as a child?
(a) Fighting.
(b) Music making.
(c) Mental illness.
(d) Alcoholism.

2. What does Erikson state youth need so they do not languish in a strictly episodical conscious expansion?
(a) Wisdom.
(b) Understanding of the past.
(c) Leadership that can be resistant.
(d) A set of guidelines for identity.

3. In developing Erikson' theory of group identity, what two processes must the ego consist of that assist in defining both body in community membership?
(a) Spiritual and social.
(b) Biological and social.
(c) Social and mental.
(d) Spiritual and biological.

4. What does Erikson feel happens when a healthy personality deals with conflict?
(a) They lose their identity.
(b) Their identity becomes confused.
(c) They actively master the situation.
(d) Nothing.

5. As discussed by Erikson in Chapter 2, what occurs when a system either biological or social malfunctions?
(a) Confusion.
(b) Identity loss.
(c) Restart of identity formation.
(d) Pathology.

6. What was William James obsessed with his entire life?
(a) Morbid psychology.
(b) Social dysfunction.
(c) Self.
(d) Identity.

7. As discussed in Chapter 1, what first lead to the scientific mythology of the mind?
(a) The mentally ill.
(b) The newness of man's self awareness.
(c) Understanding of neurons.
(d) Interest in technology.

8. In Chapter 2, what does Erikson feel about how psychologists treat social dynamics and external social elements?
(a) As keys to social competence.
(b) As deep rooted elements of social identity.
(c) The coexist.
(d) As surface events.

9. Why was Erikson so impressed with Shaw?
(a) He was very intelligent.
(b) He developed a good theory of development.
(c) He did not care what others thought.
(d) He could integrate the complex elements of life.

10. During the process of Erikson's stages of identity development, what will depend on the total process of identity development?
(a) Biology.
(b) Environment.
(c) Self.
(d) Psychosocial strength.

11. What might gaining a stronger self identity correspond to in relation to the majority of the population?
(a) Anarchy.
(b) Totalitarianism.
(c) Emancipation from society.
(d) A strong societal bond.

12. What is present within each period of Erikson's theory of identity development?
(a) Social conflict.
(b) Inner and outer conflict.
(c) Distinct processes.
(d) Identity confusion.

13. What does the success of identification during Erikson's stages of development depend on?
(a) It is society specific.
(b) Interacting with trustworthy models.
(c) Nothing.
(d) Parental support.

14. Because the terms "identity" and "identity crisis" are used in such a variety of situations, what have these terms become?
(a) Coined.
(b) Well-defined.
(c) Ritualized.
(d) Embedded in society.

15. After James' long identity crisis, what did he decide to be?
(a) Self-governing.
(b) A psychologist.
(c) Dependant on society.
(d) Antisocial.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Erikson, in his review and observations of changes in culture, what does he suggest will become common values among today's youth?

2. During the final stages of Erikson's stages of identity development, what type of feelings may individual experiencing stagnation feel?

3. Considering Erikson's stages of identity development, how long does a six stage of identity development last?

4. According to Erikson, what does totalitarianism require of society?

5. Concerning Erikson's theory, when identity development is negative, what type of personalities may occur during the second stage of development?

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