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

2. What does Erikson state are not constantly bolstered, an idea that is contrary to popular belief?
(a) Self conscious.
(b) Strong egos.
(c) Weak egos.
(d) The arrogant.

3. What example does Erikson use in Foundations of Observation to clarify the disintegration of ego synthesis?
(a) Homelessness.
(b) Adolescence.
(c) Wartime trauma.
(d) Natural disasters.

4. What did Shaw convinced himself he was?
(a) A helper.
(b) A complete outsider.
(c) A genius.
(d) A leader.

5. At what stage in Erikson's theory of development may an individual begin to lose confidence or identity and enter period of listlessness?
(a) Generativity vs. stagnation.
(b) Industry vs. inferiority.
(c) Intimacy vs. isolation.
(d) Autonomy vs. shame.

Short Answer Questions

1. What aspects of Freud's theory of development does a functional ego integrate?

2. What does Erikson believe is an intrinsic part of maturation?

3. What must occur for an individual to move from one stage of development to the next in Erikson's theory of development?

4. What does Erikson suggest offers simplified perspectives in order to avoid confusion of societal beliefs and goals?

5. According to Erikson in terms of active identity formation individual who now can say they know where they are going, what has occurred?

Short Essay Questions

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

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 use personal communications by two prominent psychologists in his opening discussion of identity?

5. What does Erikson suggest should our implicit scheme include in addition to growth?

6. What is the role of ideologies and identity development?

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

9. Why is a feeling of wholeness by the final stages of Erikson's identity development necessary in creating a positive identity?

10. How does Erikson think acute identity confusion manifests?

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