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

2. What does Erikson feel an inclusive identity is contained in?

3. How is identity diffusion manifested during the adolescent stages of Erikson's theory of identity development?

4. How does Erikson feel the majority of women react to feminists?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What resulted from Marx-Freud polarization?

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

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

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

5. What does Erikson think is the driving force for the more inclusive identity?

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

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

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

9. Why does Erikson think that biology is shallow and inaccurate?

10. Why does Erikson feel it is necessary to explore emotional reactions and resistance in terms of women's position in the world?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What role has psychology played throughout history in defining identity in developing theories of identity development? How are past theories concerning identity development still relevant today?

Essay Topic 2

This book was originally published in 1968, concerning Erikson's views on women, their position in the world, and identity development, are these you still relevant and practical in today's society? Provide support for your answer.

Essay Topic 3

In discussing the development of identity, Erikson briefly mentions the problem of early childhood development and the high presence of female teachers. Why is this situation problematic? What might teachers do to reduce problems in development during this time?

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