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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 one example that Erikson provides for the notion of "evil ego identity"?
(a) Ethnic stereotypes.
(b) Confusion.
(c) Self loathing.
(d) Gender stereotypes.

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

3. During the fourth stage of Erikson's theory of development, what occurs when an individual is successful?
(a) Feelings of superiority.
(b) Feelings of independence.
(c) Feelings of industry.
(d) Feelings of guilt.

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

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. The ________ cannot coexist with the increase in advances in a technologically led culture?

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

3. What did Shaw care so much about being?

4. What does Freud suggest a fearless freedom of thinking is?

5. What is present within each period of Erikson's theory of identity development?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why did William James refer to psychology as morbid psychology?

4. When does Erikson state, concerning James and Shaw, that the adolescent process ended?

5. According to Erikson what is necessary for a woman to form her identity?

6. What does the process of identity confirmation include?

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

8. What resulted from Marx-Freud polarization?

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

10. What are the characteristics of youth leaders, in terms of Erikson's theory?

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