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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. As discussed in Chapter 2, who is able to trigger transference of models of identity formation within younger members of society?
(a) Peers.
(b) Self.
(c) Parents.
(d) Church leaders.

2. What does it mean when the author states, "to review the concept of identity"?
(a) Disprove identity.
(b) Give a lecture.
(c) Write an outline.
(d) Sketch its history.

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

4. What does Freud suggest a fearless freedom of thinking is?
(a) Totalitarianism.
(b) Negative identity.
(c) Positive identity.
(d) Unattainable.

5. 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) By reworking associations.
(b) By immersion.
(c) They cannot be corrected.
(d) Through psychotherapy.

Short Answer Questions

1. During the process of Erikson's stages of identity development, what will depend on the total process of identity development?

2. Considering Erikson's theory of groups identity development, what type of group demands does ego identity help balance?

3. What is one example that Erikson provides for the notion of "evil ego identity"?

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

5. In observing groups of people being reeducated by American civil servants, what reason does Erikson provide for why this group became frustrated and identity development?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Erikson mean by the term psychosocial moratorium?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. How does Erikson think acute identity confusion manifests?

10. What was Freud's focus of theorizing?

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