Psychology 109g
Spring, 1999
Quiz 2
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1. "Sam," the three-year-old boy discussed by Erikson, built a little domino structure with the dots facing in, suggesting a ______________________.

2. The line represents an arrow pointing downward. What Eriksonian zone ______________, mode ______________, and modality ______________ are indicated?

3. Erikson says Hitler's special appeal to his generation of Germans was based on giving political expression to the _______________________ life stage.

4. Erikson's concluding chapter ("Beyond Anxiety") emphasizes that the most fundamental problems for us as a species are due to our

_ a. fear of castration
_ b. long childhood dependence
_ c. severe cleanliness training
_ d. frustrated personal integrity
_ e. over-identification with mother

5. The "fruits of the two seasons" are ____________________ and ____________________.

_ a. apples ... oranges
_ b. getting ... making
_ c. identification ... projection
_ d. masculinity ... femininity
_ e. toys ... reasons

6. The Eriksonian "virtue" associated with the stage of Industry vs. Inferiority is _____________________.

7. Isak Borg seems to be reliving his life during the day comprising "Wild Strawberries." The sense of all life-stages being inter-related and inter-dependent reflects the favorite Erikson principle of _____________________________.

8. Borg's son Evald and his daughter-in-law Marianne are having their own crisis of the stage called _____________________________, occasioned by Marianne's pregnancy.

9. Erikson says of the ego of such "infantile schizophrenics" as Jean that it is

_ a. impotent
_ b. castrated
_ c. grandiose
_ d. miniscule
_ e. precocious

10. The lasting need of the individual to have his (sic) will reaffirmed and delineated finds adult expression in the principle of

_ a. epigenetic development
_ b. ego integrity
_ c. psychosocial modalities
_ d. law and order
_ e. democratic centralism

11. The fundamentals of technology are developed in the stage whose negative aspect is _____________________.

12. Since "young love" is as much about Identity as about Intimacy, in Erikson's terms, much of it consists of

_ a. sexual experimentation
_ b. role repudiation
_ c. psychic manipulation
_ d. prestidigitation
_ e. conversation

13. Erikson's analysis of American and German character pays respectively more attention to _____________ and to _____________.

_ a. fixation ... regression
_ b. cowboy ... Kaiser
_ c. mother ... father
_ d. conformity ... rebellion
_ e. oral generosity ... anal expulsivity

14. The typical American has, according to Erikson, learned to associate meals and bowels with ____________ and ______________.

_ a. worry ... haste
_ b. hurry ... waste
_ c. crayons ... paste
_ d. providence ... fate
_ e. love ... hate

15. The child, according to Erikson, identifies with the ____________ (psychic structure) of the parents.

16. Hitler's telling of his life story in Mein Kampf suggests to Erikson an interpretation in terms of

_ a. an anal fixation
_ b. an obsessive regression
_ c. an Oedipus complex
_ d. a castration complex
_ e. a superego projection

17. Girls' play constructions were characterized by Erikson in terms of _______ and ________.

_ a. frustration ... regression
_ b. goodness ... caution
_ c. mobility ... restraint
_ d. envy ... fear
_ e. rebellion ... anxiety

18. Erikson's patient Peter's bowel problems were an expression of his regression from and ambivalence about

_ a. industry
_ b. masculinity
_ c. masturbation
_ d. jealousy
_ e. incorporation

19. Ann's theft of his pencils seemed to Erikson to involve fantasies of restitution and appeasement concerning

_ a. her penis envy
_ b. her infantile sexuality
_ c. her relations with her mother
_ d. her ego-identification
_ e. her lost teddy-bear

20. The modality associated with the mode of intrusiveness is _______________________.

21. Give an example of an aspect of the Marine's "combat crisis" with regard to each of the three aspects Erikson says must be included in each case history:

_______________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________

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  1. coffin
  2. anal ... eliminative ... letting go
  3. adolescent (Identity)
  4. b. long childhood dependence
  5. e. toys ... reasons
  6. Competence
  7. Epigenesis
  8. Generativity vs. Stagnation
  9. impotent (Erikson, p. 207)
  10. d. law and order (Erikson, p. 254)
  11. Inferiority
  12. e. conversation
  13. mother ... father
  14. worry ... haste
  15. superego (Erikson, p. 257)
  16. an Oedipus complex (Erikson, p. 329)
  17. goodness ... caution (Erikson, p. 107)
  18. masculinity
  19. her relations with her mother
  20. making
  21. Credit is given for any combination of details or examples from the three Erikson perspecitves
    ego/identity
    physiology/anatomy
    psychosocial milieu/history