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

2. How is Erikson's theory of identity consciousness overcome?

3. Interpreting Freud's theory, what does Erikson feel occurs when the ego resists integrating into new environments?

4. What are two characteristics of women that Erikson presents in Chapter 7?

5. Based on Freud's theory of identity, Ego identity results in two actions, one of which is synthesizing the frontiers of the ego; what is the other action?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What aspects are involved in defining the ego?

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

7. What is unique about a revolution or awareness of identity as discussed by Erikson in chapter eight "Race and Wider Identity"?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Erikson suggests that there are a number of economic and practical reasons to focus on women's position in the world. Discuss what these economic and practical reasons may be and how they affect the position of women in today's world

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

In Freud's letter, he makes a comparison between positive identity and negative character traits. Why is this comparison significant? What does this suggest about identity? And do you think it applies today? Why or why not?

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