Erik Erikson 's Theory Of Psychosocial Development

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The adolescent years last from around the ages of 11 or 12 to the ages 18 or 19. This is a primary time in development of a person 's life. There are many theories to describe the things that happen during this time period, however, all of them do not apply to every human being, and some are more accurate than others. A lot of the larger theories do not just exist in the adolescent part of life, adolescence is just a stage in the theory.
In Erik Erikson’s theory of Psychosocial Development there are eight stages. However, there is only one stage during adolescence. This stage is stage number five and is the identity versus identity confusion stage. During this stage a person is at a crisis trying to figure out their purpose in life. They are trying to figure out relationships, careers, things they want to accomplish as adults such as how they are going to afford a house, and cars. I remember going through this stage the most intense during my junior year of highschool. Everybody all of the time was constantly asking you what your plans were after high school, and what you wanted to be. I remember getting majorly upset and crying to my mom on multiple occasions because I didn’t know what I wanted to be and thought that I had to have it figured out right then. I have also dated the same guy since I was fourteen years old (the whole time I have been in high school) and at the beginning of my senior year we broke up for a couple of weeks. When this happened I remember thinking
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