Identity Diffusion: Definition & Example Video


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James Marcia is a psychologist best known for his work on:

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1. What is identity diffusion?

2. What is the simple definition of identity?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In these assessments, you should be prepared to describe identity and identity diffusion and Marcia's contribution to psychology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Work on answering these questions to identify:

  • The work of James Marcia
  • Who is the subject of identity theory
  • Descriptions of identity and identity diffusion
  • What identity diffusion is caused by

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on identity diffusion
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about what identity diffusion is caused by and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the group that identity theory discusses
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define identity and identity diffusion

Additional Learning

Refer to the lesson titled Identity Diffusion: Definition & Example for more on this concept in psychology. Use this lesson to learn more about the following objectives:

  • Compare and contrast identity and identity diffusion
  • List the four identity statuses
  • Know that the four identity statuses are not sequential