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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. Where does the process of identity formation began?
(a) As an adolescent.
(b) As a young adult.
(c) As a toddler.
(d) With mother and baby.

2. During the third stage of Erikson's theory of development, what may occur if an individual's initiatives or attempts at something continually fail?
(a) Sense of guilt.
(b) Identity confusion.
(c) Sense of independence.
(d) Compulsions.

3. As noted in Chapter 2, how can false or inaccurate ego identity formations be corrected after being developed by parents in terms of group identity development?
(a) They cannot be corrected.
(b) Through psychotherapy.
(c) By reworking associations.
(d) By immersion.

4. Erikson feels that Freud's intellect is a gift that stems from what?
(a) Good genes.
(b) A good education.
(c) A hostile limitation of opportunities.
(d) A strong identity.

5. Considering Erikson's stages of identity development, how long does a six stage of identity development last?
(a) Into adulthood.
(b) Throughout adolescence.
(c) A lifetime.
(d) Only throughout late adulthood.

Short Answer Questions

1. What term does Erikson use to describe the fluctuation of ego strength and high growth potential?

2. As discussed by Erikson in Chapter 2, what occurs when a system either biological or social malfunctions?

3. What does George Bernard Shaw despise?

4. Erikson states that we deal with the process located in the core of the individual and where else?

5. According to Freud, what is the second stage of identity development called?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Erikson, why is early adolescents signified by feelings of initiative or guilt?

2. What is Erikson use personal communications by two prominent psychologists in his opening discussion of identity?

3. What was Freud's focus of theorizing?

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

5. What does Erikson suggest that historical periods usually offer a limited number of models in order to develop identity?

6. How does Erikson use child training to describe group identity formation?

7. How does Erikson think acute identity confusion manifests?

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

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

10. What is Erikson suggest that the Western sense of identity has been weakened?

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