Erik Erikson

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Erik Erikson

Erik Erikson and his theory


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  • 1. 
    Erikson characterizes development as a series of what?
    • A. 

      A. psychosexual stages

    • B. 

      B. sociophallic stages

    • C. 

      C. psychosocial stages

    • D. 

      D. psychomoral stages

  • 2. 
    What psychosocial crisis results in either a feeling of “self-will” or “giving-up”?
    • A. 

      A. trust vs. mistrust

    • B. 

      B. autonomy vs. shame and doubt

    • C. 

      C. generativity vs. stagnation

    • D. 

      D. intimacy vs. isolation

  • 3. 
      Which psychosocial stage centres around integrating a new personality out of the many changes taking place at this time in the individual’s life?
    • A. 

      A. identity vs. role confusion

    • B. 

      B. autonomy vs. shame and doubt

    • C. 

      C. trust vs. mistrust

    • D. 

      D. industry vs. inferiority

  • 4. 
      During the _________________ stage, one's ability to cope with demands is challenged and either competence or inferiority are the outcomes.
    • A. 

      A. Infancy

    • B. 

      B. Early childhood

    • C. 

      C. Pre-School

    • D. 

      D. School Age

  • 5. 
      Which of these is NOT one of the "life stage virtues" of development according to Erik Erikson?
    • A. 

      A. Hope

    • B. 

      B. Love

    • C. 

      C. Honesty

    • D. 

      D. Wisdom

  • 6. 
    _________ vs. __________ is the conflict faced during middle adulthood.
    • A. 

      A. Autonomy vs. Shame and Doubt

    • B. 

      B. Identity vs. Role Confusion

    • C. 

      C. Integrity vs. Despair

    • D. 

      D. Generativity vs. Stagnation

  • 7. 
      Erik Erikson's theory states that if a person does not resolve a conflict within a stage, they will not acquire the life stage virtue, but will be able to move on to the next stage of development.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
      Erik Erikson was a Harvard graduate.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False