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Marcia's Identity Statuses

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Marcia defined four identity statuses in adolscents. A well-developed identity gives a sense of one's strengths, weaknesses, and individual uniquness. This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of vocabulary based on Marcia's theory. Have Fun!

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  • 1. 
    A period of identity development during which the adolescent is choosing among meaningful alternatives.
    • A. 

      Crisis

    • B. 

      Identity Achievement

    • C. 

      Ethnic Identity

  • 2. 
    Marcia's term for the status of individuals who have undergone a crisis and made a commitment.
    • A. 

      Identity Moratorium

    • B. 

      Individuality

    • C. 

      Identity Achievement

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Identity vs. Identity Confusion

    • B. 

      Identity Foreclosure

    • C. 

      Possible Self

  • 4. 
    Marcia's term for the status of individuals who are in the midst of a crisis, but whose commitments either are absent or vaguely defined.
    • A. 

      Identity Moratorium

    • B. 

      Psychosocial Moratorium

    • C. 

      Connectedness

  • 5. 
    Personal investment in identity.
    • A. 

      Connectedness

    • B. 

      Commitment

    • C. 

      Identity Diffusion

  • 6. 
    An enduring aspect of the self that includes a sense of membership in an ethnic group, along with the attitudes and feelings related to that membership.
    • A. 

      Perspective Taking

    • B. 

      Individuality

    • C. 

      Ethnic Identity

  • 7. 
    Marcia's term for the status of individuals who have not yet experienced a crisis (that is, they have not yet explored meaningful alternatives) or made any commitments.
    • A. 

      Identity Foreclosure

    • B. 

      Identity Diffusion

    • C. 

      Identity Moratorium

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