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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 does Erikson feel may have been lost to modernity?
(a) Self-preservation.
(b) Cosmic wholeness.
(c) Self-identity.
(d) Ideologies.

2. What can reinforce the process of negative identity formation in terms of Erikson's stages of identity development?
(a) Arrogance.
(b) Weak ego.
(c) Biology.
(d) Negative parental reactions.

3. How does Erikson feel adults eventually settle on an identity?
(a) Based on childhood experiences.
(b) Based on their place in society.
(c) Through the mechanisms of identification.
(d) Based on their parents identity.

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

5. According to Erikson, how long does it take for identity to develop?
(a) A lifetime.
(b) Identity if formed at birth.
(c) 30 years.
(d) 5 years.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does William James state is discernible in mental or moral attitudes?

2. According to Erikson in Chapter 2, what occurs when the ego combines elements that result in an inability to form a positive self-image?

3. What is the definition of "identity" subject to?

4. What did Shaw care so much about being?

5. When does Erikson feel individuals develop trust?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Erikson state that he cannot accept Freud's notion that neurotic conflict is not different from normative conflict?

3. Why does Erikson think that biology is shallow and inaccurate?

4. What role does the psychoanalyst play in helping an individual in terms of developing identity according to the theory set forth by Erikson?

5. How do parents trigger transference in the formulation of evil ego identity as children move through Erikson's developmental stages?

6. The why does Erikson feel that anatomy is destiny?

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

8. How does Erikson propose a sketch of psychopathology can help make sense of a new identity?

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

10. What is Erikson state that it is difficult for black mothers to push their children to be educated?

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