Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development: Theory & Examples


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According to Erik Erikson, psychosocial identities involve the interplay between our _____.

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1. The conflict between trust and mistrust defines the _____

2. An identity crisis is most likely to take place during the _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many theories on how we develop our identities. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of Erik Erikson's stages of identity formation. You'll be tested on areas that include stages of identity formation, crises of the stages of identity, and contributions to psychosocial identity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following aspects of Erikson's Stages of Identity Formation:

  • Psychosocial identity
  • Childhood stages of development
  • Adult stages of development
  • Crises within the stages of identity development

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of identity formation
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the oral-sensory stage and latency stage
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as emotional life and social circumstances
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding crises within the stages of development
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Erikson's stages of identity formation

Additional Learning

To learn more about identity formation, review the accompanying lesson on Erikson's Stages of Identity Formation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Psychosocial identities
  • Stages of childhood development
  • The adolescent stage
  • Stages of adult development