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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 is unique about each stage of Erikson's stages of identity development?
(a) They are concrete.
(b) Conflict.
(c) They are flexible.
(d) The build on one another.

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

3. According to the discussion in Chapter 2, the process of the ego helps individuals maintain their personalities and what type of fashion?
(a) Selflessly.
(b) Coherent.
(c) Positive.
(d) Incoherent.

4. According to Erikson in Chapter 2, what does personal identity focus on?
(a) Place in society.
(b) Feelings of others.
(c) Conscious feelings.
(d) Unconscious feelings.

5. What style of identity combines medieval conception of community with modern disobedience and nonviolence?
(a) Peacenik.
(b) Anarchy.
(c) Individual.
(d) Conformity.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What was William James obsessed with his entire life?

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

4. According to Freud, what is the third stage of development called?

5. What are two characteristics Erikson applies to the task of the ego in order to maintain and organize its existence?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Erikson mean when he refers to the adaptive ego?

3. According to Erikson, what is our earliest undifferentiated sense of identity?

4. Considering Erikson's theory of identity development, how does the parent's tendency to remain stuck in adolescents affect youth's identity development?

5. Why does Erikson suggest that the second stage of identity development is a period of letting go?

6. Why does Erikson's notion of identity resistance often occur and therapy?

7. 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?

8. What are some unique characteristics discussed at the beginning of Chapter 4 concerning George Bernard Shaw?

9. Why does Erikson suggest that understanding identity requires understanding the development of identity?

10. What is unique about a revolution or awareness of identity as discussed by Erikson in chapter eight "Race and Wider Identity"?

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