Marcia's Identity Statuses

7 Questions  I  By Dawnscott on March 13, 2011
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.  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.
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2.  Personal investment in identity.
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3.  A period of identity development during which the adolescent is choosing among meaningful alternatives.
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4.  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.
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5.  Marcia's term for the status of individuals who have made a commitment but have not experienced a crisis.
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6.  Marcia's term for the status of individuals who have undergone a crisis and made a commitment.
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7.  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.
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