Identity, Youth, and Crisis Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does feminists often react during times of identity development and social change, as proposed in Erikson's theory?

2. How does man quantify attributes of himself philosophically and psychologically in terms of Erikson's views of identity development?

3. What does Erikson feel one must explore in a discussion of women that may block meaningful discussion?

4. Based on Erikson's studies, what directly influences the egos process of self integration?

5. In light of Erikson's view on identity development within communities, what must communities recognize in youth?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What resulted from Marx-Freud polarization?

3. What does the process of identity confirmation include?

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

5. What is Erikson feel that terms such as "I" or "self" are confusing?

6. What is the overriding issue concerning Erikson's proposal of ideologies and identity development?

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

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

9. According to Erikson, why are youth so sensitive to the identities of the past?

10. According to post-Freudian theory, how is culture developed around women?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the prologue, Erikson discusses the story about an old man who vomits daily. What is the significance of this story in terms of this man's identity? How can the story be used to further define or explain identity of an individual or culture?

Essay Topic 2

Erikson's discussion on the differences of identity between youth today and those of 20 years ago focuses on the fact that today's youth may suffer more identity crisis than those of the past. Provide evidence from the reading that support this theory. Based on the reading, what factors do you feel play a major role in today's youth being unable to effectively form a positive self identity? Explain your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Is identity formation guaranteed with age? If yes, discuss the result of identity formation on the elderly? If no, discuss what is necessary for this process to occur?

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