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. What two characteristics does Erikson believe are central to the female identity?

2. What do environmental counterweights of identity help explain in terms of Freud's theory of identity?

3. What aspect of life does Erikson suggest women suffer over excessively?

4. In terms of Erikson's theory of identity development, what is one notion that youth resist?

5. What does Erikson suggest is in the domain of the inter agency that produces a coherent existence?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Erikson feel it is important to have a clear identity when one has numerous options for identity available?

2. In referring to Erikson's theory of racial identity development, how are the negative self images of minorities unintentionally reinforced by the majority?

3. Why does Erikson's notion of identity resistance often occur and therapy?

4. What resulted from Marx-Freud polarization?

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

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

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

8. According to Erikson, why is preoccupation with identity the symptom of alienation?

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

10. The why does Erikson feel that anatomy is destiny?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the history of race identity development in America and provide an explanation of the current state of minority identity development.

Essay Topic 2

Erikson titles Chapter 5 "Theoretical Interlude." For literary standpoint as well as instructional standpoint what is the purpose of Chapter 5? How this stopping the flow of information to discuss theory helps the readers better understand Erickson's few of identity development?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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