Autonomy vs Shame & Doubt in Erikson's Theory of Psychosocial Development


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Autonomy is _____ .

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1. Erikson's theory of psychosocial development consists of _____ .

2. Erikson's second stage, autonomy vs. shame and doubt, is characterized by the question _____ .

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When children reach a certain age, they begin to want to do things for themselves. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of a child's autonomy. The questions will quiz you on when autonomy occurs and what overly controlling and restrictive parenting may lead to.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Definition of autonomy
  • Erikson's theory of psychosocial development
  • The stage that focuses on autonomy vs shame and doubt

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to test the knowledge they gained from the lesson by using the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding restrictive parenting and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding autonomy vs shame and doubt
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the stages of Erikson's theory of psychosocial development

Additional Learning

Learn more about autonomy by reviewing the accompanying lesson, Autonomy vs Shame & Doubt in Erikson's Theory of Psychosocial Development. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about Erikson's approach and who influenced his work
  • Understand the conflicts of autonomy vs shame and doubt
  • Identify the ages for each stage of the theory