Psychosocial development during adolescence involves the search for a(n) _____.
understanding of oneself
Psychosocial development during adolescence is often seen as a quest to answer the question _____.
who am i?
According to Erikson, adolescents are in the stage of _____.
identity versus role confusion
According to Erikson, the goal of adolescence is to _____.
find ones own identity
The identity status characterized by a lack of commitment to any goals or values is _____.
Identity diffusion refers to the identity status in which adolescents _____.
do not commit to goals and fail to take on any role
Identity diffusion is typically characterized by _____.
no focus on or concern about the future
Which adolescent appears to be experiencing identity diffusion?
barbra, a college student who frequently changes majors
When a person adopts parents’ or society’s roles and values without questioning and exploring a personal identity, it is referred to as identity _____.
An example of a behavior that demonstrates identity foreclosure is _____.
working in the family business because it is expected
Harold readily adopted his parent’s political beliefs without question. Happy and secure, he enjoys participating in political events with his parents. His identity status reflects _____.
Angel’s parents wanted him to be part of the family business—and Angel planned to do so. Then, at age 21, he decided to leave the business to study to be a lawyer. Angel resisted _____.
identity foreclosure
The term for a pause in identity formation, when alternatives are explored before final choices are made, is known as _____.
During an identity moratorium, adolescents typically _____.
take on a temporary role and postpone identity achievement decisions
In the United States, one way for some to legitimatize an identity moratorium is to _____.
go to college
Barrett is serving a 2-year mission for his church at the age of 19. When he returns home from his mission assignment, he will decide whether or not to attend college and will make decisions about career and family. Barrett’s current status is identity _____.
Today, vocational identity often takes _____ to establish, and most work demands very specific skills that cannot be learned except on the job.
Which statement is an example of a gender role?
a man should be the primary wage earner
Parasuicide refers to _____.
a suicide attempt that does not end in death
Alisha took an overdose of prescription pills, but before she lost consciousness she called her mom for help. Alisha was rushed to the hospital for medical attention. Alisha’s behavior is defined as _____.
suicide ideation
The two most common drugs used by adolescents are _____.
marijuana and alcohol
Lydia finds that she often thinks about killing herself. This is called _____.
suicide ideation
Suicidal ideation is most common around age _____.
Approximately 1 in _____ adolescent boys is affected by clinical depression.
Approximately 1 in _____ adolescent Girls is affected by clinical depression.
With respect to suicide, what is more common in adolescent boys than in adolescent girls?
completed suicide
Several suicides within the same group of people in a brief period are called _____ suicides.
People’s acceptance of the roles and behaviors that they define as male or female is referred to as their _____ identity.
Gender refers to _____.
the cultural or social attributes of being male or female
According to Erikson, what is one of the four aspects of identity?
_____ adolescents totally reject the religion in which they’ve grown up.
Seventeen-year-old Andrew failed several classes, lost his job, and spends most of his time sleeping on the couch. When his parents voice their disapproval, he replies, “Whatever.” Andrew’s response indicates _____.
role confusion

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