Self-Identity in Children: Theory, Definition & Issues


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How can self-identity be defined?

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1. What did Erikson use to frame each stage in his psychosocial theory of identity development?

2. Which of these theories was developed by James Marcia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to test your understanding of the definition of self-identity, how it develops in children, and the stages of successful development versus unsuccessful development.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students who take this quiz can expect questions on the items below:

  • The definition of self-identity
  • Erikson's theory of psychosocial development
  • James Marcia's theory
  • Helping children cope with self-identity

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - pull out the most important information about self-identity in children
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define terms such as self-identity
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Erikson's theories of psychosocial development
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about engaging in a search for self-identity

Additional Learning

For more information regarding this topic, check out the related lesson titled Self-Identity in Children: Theory, Definition & Issues. It will meet these goals:

  • Define self-identity
  • Describe the stages of Erikson's theories of psychosocial development
  • Distinguish between successful and unsuccessful development
  • Determine ways to help children cope with the challenges of self-identity
  • Understand the theory of identity achievement