Erik Erikson Quiz | Psychology Quiz

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Have you studied Erik Erikson's psychological theory? If so, then you must check out this psychology quiz based on his theory. In this test, we will ask you some questions based on the popular Erikson theory, and you must try to answer all the questions correctly. Erik Erikson was a Danish-German-American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst who developed the popular theory on the psychological development of human beings. Play this quiz and see how well you can score.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
      State true or false. 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

  • 2. 
    Erikson characterizes development as a series of what?
    • A. 

      Psychosexual stages

    • B. 

      Psychomoral stages

    • C. 

      Psychosocial stages

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    What psychosocial crisis results in either a feeling of “self-will” or “giving-up”?
    • A. 

      Trust vs. mistrust

    • B. 

      Autonomy vs. shame and doubt

    • C. 

      Generativity vs. stagnation

    • D. 

      Initiative vs. Guilt

  • 4. 
      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. 

      Identity vs. role confusion

    • B. 

      Autonomy vs. shame and doubt

    • C. 

      Trust vs. mistrust

    • D. 

      Industry vs. inferiority

  • 5. 
      During the _________________ stage, one's ability to cope with demands is challenged and either competence or inferiority are the outcomes.
    • A. 

      Infancy

    • B. 

      Early childhood

    • C. 

      Pre-School

    • D. 

      School Age

  • 6. 
      Which of these is NOT one of the "life stage virtues" of development according to Erik Erikson?
    • A. 

      Hope

    • B. 

      Love

    • C. 

      Honesty

    • D. 

      Wisdom

  • 7. 
    _________ vs. __________ is the conflict faced during middle adulthood.
    • A. 

      Autonomy vs. Shame and Doubt

    • B. 

      Identity vs. Role Confusion

    • C. 

      Integrity vs. Despair

    • D. 

      Generativity vs. Stagnation

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

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    According to Erikson, which pyscological conflict is experienced by adolescents? 
    • A. 

      Industry vs. Inferiority

    • B. 

      Generativity vs. Stagnation

    • C. 

      Intimacy vs. Isolation

    • D. 

      Identity vs. Role Confusion

  • 10. 
    Name the final psychosocial stage that occurs during old age and is focused on reflecting back on life. 
    • A. 

      Trust vs. Mistrust

    • B. 

      Ego Integrity vs. Despair

    • C. 

      Intimacy vs. Isolation

    • D. 

      None of the above