Erik Erikson 's Theory Of Psychosocial Development

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Erik Erikson “There is in every child at every stage a new miracle of vigorous unfolding.” And no matter who you are and what you do, I believe that everyone will go through stages in their life. Erik Erikson was a famous psychologist in the twentieth – century, where he developed “Psychosocial stages”. Erikson’s theories centered on issues that were met on specific ages in someone’s life. Love, care, and tender is critical and many parents do not realize how much nurturing and caring for a child is very important. Erik Erikson’s developmental theory is the development of a person’s identity. Erikson states, “The conscience sense of self that is developed through social interaction.” Erik Erikson was a psychoanalyst who believed that,…show more content…
Erikson expanded on psychoanalytic theory by exploring development throughout the life, including events of childhood, adulthood and old age.” As it mentions in the Psychology Core Concepts textbook. Erik Erikson believed that “individual development takes place in a social context.” According to Erikson, as human beings age, we go through eight different stages to mature. Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development, is a theory that describes stages in which a human being should pass as he or she are going through life. Erik describes each of the stages to have a positive and a negative characteristic. The personality of an individual changes and develops over a lifetime and these charges may either help or hold one back from attaining their objectives. While Erikson’s theory has its critics, “the criticism resolves primarily around whether his eight stages occur in their prescribed order for everyone or whether they can be experienced at different times for different people (based at least in part on cultural norms).” Erikson’s theory remains prominent today in the study of human development. Many of Erikson’s theories were influenced by psychoanalyst, Freud’s work, and Erikson’s theory centered on development. His theory of psychosocial development is one of the best known theories of personality in psychology. He believed that
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