Erik Erikson 's Psychosocial Development Theory

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ABSTRACT This research paper will show a thorough review of Erik Erikson 's Psychosocial Development Theory, specifically the transition from adolescence to adulthood. Psychosocial Development, according to Erik Erikson, is a continuity of crisis throughout our lifespan; these challenges will shape our personality and the way we perceive our surroundings. In addition to this, the different stages mentioned in this Theory complement each other and help us to develop the tools to achieve a sense of fulfillment at the end of our existence. According to our text book failure to overcome this challenges might be perceived as developmental issue and will reappear in the future as a problem. The 5th stage of psychosocial development allow us to get a sense of uniqueness and belonging. It is this developmental crisis that will bridge us to adulthood. Once we accept ourselves, we will be able to accept other people and feel comfortable with our possible selves and start working towards a life of production and fulfillment. Social Experiences, the bridge to a Successful Adulthood A review of Erik Eriksson research on the 5th Stage of Development Understanding Erikson 's Psychosocial Development Theory - Psychosocial Development Theory vs. Psychosexual Development Theory It is important to understand that before Erik Erikson, there was several attempts to explain the psychology behind human development. All these different theories influenced Erik Erikson on his journey to
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