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Self-Study Quiz: Identify—Theories of Adult Psychosocial Development

Activity 14.1

Identify Erikson, Levinson, Vaillant, or Neugarten as the theorist associated with each of the following statements:

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This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
According to this theorist, each stage of adulthood consists of alternating transitional and structure-building periods.

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Question 2.
According to this theorist, those who are not successful in blending independence and intimacy in early adulthood often become lonely and self-absorbed.

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Question 3.
The life structure, or underlying pattern of a person’s life at a given time, is a key concept for this theorist.

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Question 4.
The theorist who investigated the lives of 35- to 45-year old men and women and found an underlying order in the course of adult life for men and women.

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Question 5.
This theorist agrees with Erikson’s stages but offers findings that fill in some of the gaps between Erikson’s stages of adult development.

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Question 6.
This theorist delineates slightly different paths of psychosocial development for men and women in early adulthood.

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Question 7.
This theorist describes early adulthood as a period in which individuals often redefine their identity in terms of the values and interests of two people rather than one person.

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Question 8.
This theorist discusses intimacy versus isolation as the critical psychological conflict of early adulthood.

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Question 9.
This theorist focused on the age-graded expectations for life events.

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Question 10.
This theorist followed the development of 94 college men over a 30 year period.

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