Erikson's Identity vs. Role Confusion in Adolescent Development


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The period of life between childhood and adulthood is called:

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1. Why is adolescence a developmental stage that often involves psychosocial crisis?

2. How is the concept of identity exhibited in teens and adolescents?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Adolescents experience a psychosocial crisis, and this quiz/worksheet duo will help test your understanding of the vocabulary terms related to this crisis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the terms that correspond to the following definitions:

  • The period between childhood and adulthood
  • A developmental stage that involves resolving a conflict
  • Being able to sincerely relate to people
  • Knowing who you are and what you believe
  • Uncertainty over who you are and what you believe

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on adolescent development
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of a psychosocial crisis and how it affects adolescent development
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define keywords, such as identity and role confusion
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding vocabulary terms that relate to adolescent development

Additional Learning

To learn more about adolescence and the psychosocial crisis, review the corresponding lesson on Identity vs. Role Confusion in Adolescent Development. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe adolescent development
  • Define adolescence
  • Know what a psychosocial crisis is
  • Recognize Erik Erikson's contributions to the study of adolescent development
  • Understand identity vs. role confusion and examples of it
  • Define fidelity