Erik Erikson's Theory and Legacy

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Erik Erikson was dabbled in art after he finished high school and then traveled through Europe. He then knew what he wanted to study after his friend suggested him to study psychoanalysis. So he did and later on down the road he received a certificate from Vienna Psychoanalytic Society. He then moved to the United States in 1933 and had a teaching position at Harvard Medical School. He began a private practice in child psychoanalysis. He also held a teaching position at the University of California, Berkeley, Yale, San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute, Austen Riggs Center, and also the Center for advanced Studies of the Behavioral Sciences. He published many books on his theories and research. He was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and also he…show more content…
In the social interactions the child starts to feel pride when they accomplish something and use their abilities. A child will feel pride when a parent or teacher comment on something they are doing well on. And the children that don’t get none or little encouragement from their parents or teachers or other children feel as if they don’t have any abilities and the doubt themselves about being successful. Psychosocial stage 5 is Identity vs. Confusion. At this stage if a child is encouraged and knows that they are good at what they do then that when they will show more strong sense of themselves. They will have that feeling of independence and they will also have the feeling of having control. The children that don’t understand or really unsure of their beliefs and desires they will remain confused until they understand. Psychosocial stage 6 is Intimacy vs. Isolation. This begins in the early adulthood like when they start to know what relationships is and being in relationships. They start to develop feeling and their relationship is committed and secure. More you are with that person more and more the senses become stronger that is important in a relationship. The people that don’t develop feelings for someone and don’t develop senses we be very emotional isolation and they will feel loneliness and depression. Psychosocial stage 7 is Generatively vs. Stagnation. This is when they are in adulthood and they are planning to build their life and their family
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