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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. According to Erikson, what does totalitarianism require of society?
(a) Nothing.
(b) A sense of legitimacy of state power.
(c) Conformity.
(d) A combination of identities.

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

4. What does Erikson state that childhood and youth predispose men to?
(a) Confused identities.
(b) Childlike wonder.
(c) Totalitarianism.
(d) Structure.

5. Considering the relationship between personal and historical identity formation, how can this relationship be described?
(a) Psychosocial relativity.
(b) Ancestral relativity.
(c) Genetic relativity.
(d) Psychosomatic confusion.

Short Answer Questions

1. What may be gained as an individual enters Erikson's final stage of development when their overall development has been positive and healthy?

2. According to Erikson, what is the third stage of development?

3. How the James decide he could strengthen his ego?

4. What example does Erikson use in Foundations of Observation to clarify the disintegration of ego synthesis?

5. What does Erikson suggest society's child training systems does for the uniqueness of society?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does introjection help the ego grow in Erikson's theory of identity development?

2. According to Erikson, why might it be petty to attempt to define "identity" or "identity crisis"?

3. What does Erikson suggests will happen if the youth do not grow up?

4. What does Erikson suggest should our implicit scheme include in addition to growth?

5. What was Freud's focus of theorizing?

6. Why might it be reasonable to think pathological and developmental aspects of identity?

7. What is Erikson feel that the process of identity formation is the process of increasing differentiation?

8. How do social scientists attempt to narrow the term identity down?

9. How does Erikson think acute identity confusion manifests?

10. Considering group identity developing, in light of Erikson's stages of development, how do individuals make group decisions in order to ease the pressures of making difficult decisions?

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