Erikson 's Theory Of Psychosocial Development And Bronfenbrenner 's Ecological Theory

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This paper will describe my personal romantic experience that left a big impact in my life and shaped me to become who I am today. Paper will discuss Erikson theory of psychosocial development and Bronfenbrenner’s ecological theory and how it correlates with my life experience.


Most of the time romantic experiences during our adolescence are short and superficial and at times this assumption would be true. Duration of romantic experience during the adolescence time are usually short and do not end up in a serious long-term relationship. However, this is not always the case. These types of relationship play a major role in adolescence lives. (Eder, 1993; Thompson 1994). Our lives are influenced by our friendships, schools and parents, however relationships play major role and leave us with positive or negative emotions. (Wilson-Shockey, 1995). Thus, relationship play major role in shaping us during the adolescence stage in our lives.

Erikson’s Theory

German psychoanalyst Erik Erikson developed eight stages of psychosocial theory of development where the main key to developmental task was “development of identity”. (SITATION HERE). The book “The life Cycle Completed” by Erik H. Erikson emphasizes on how each individuals need to go through trust and mistrust or also known as crisis to get to the right solution, to find their identities. During the early adolescence is when we develop bonding with parent, friend, and romantic partners. In…
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