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. According to Erikson, what must be understood in order to define the ego?

2. What two components within Erikson's theory are important for youth to base their identities on?

3. Who does Erikson suggest black be integrated with?

4. In order to successful integration to occur what does Erikson feel must fit together?

5. What does Erikson state that the self-concept of self esteem is tied to?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Erikson state that is so difficult for black youth to find their identity?

3. What does Erikson mean when he refers to the adaptive ego?

4. What are the characteristics of youth leaders, in terms of Erikson's theory?

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

6. In Chapter 5, why has Erikson replace the term identity confusion with identity diffusion?

7. Rather than suggesting modern youth pathological what does Erikson youth to understand?

8. What resulted from Marx-Freud polarization?

9. What does Erikson think is different about the male and female focus of identity?

10. What is the difference between the Ego and "I"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Is Erikson's theory of identity development valid? Provide examples to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Why does Erikson suggest that true intimacy can only occur after positive identity formation? What does this theory suggest about intimacy as a whole? What is the counterpart of intimacy and how does this play into the concept of intimacy and identity formation?

Essay Topic 3

Erikson suggests that wholeness generates basic trust; however, the notion of a totalitarian state suggests indoctrination and control. Discuss how these two concepts wholeness and a totalitarian state coexist as means for the ultimate identity development. Use information from the book to support human characteristics that serve to allow a totalitarian as well as Erickson's notion that the totalitarian state is the state to end all states.

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