Erikson's Theory

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Erikson’s Theory Micah Schenk AIU Online Abstract Inside this essay the Erikson’s Theory on developmental psychology is described in full detail, the stages how everyone is affected throughout the stages with detail inside the examples. Using personal and televised characters to define how each character fits inside the specific stage. Detail on how the person had managed to progress or did not progress inside the stage and how to overcome the negative effects. Erikson’s Theory There are eight stages in Erikson’s theory. The first stage in Erikson’s theory is trust versus mistrust, and it lasts from birth through 18 months of age. During this stage, a child must…show more content…
An internal belief that they have individual talents and competencies that are worth developing is built from successful experience in these areas. Children are likely to develop feelings of inferiority regarding their skill sets, sustaining damage to their sense of self confidence if excessive failure or social is experienced detachment during this stage. For example, Christopher is my nephew and he fits this stage perfectly. Christopher is always looking to become more aware of himself. He is constantly looking for activities to get into. For example he joined the middle school football team, joined the after school program, he does study hall to get better grades, and he spends a lot of time with friends. Now Christopher is always putting himself in the open to meet friends and try to strengthen his talents. With this being done Christopher is advancing in this stage Successfully completing the previous stages prepares the adolescent for identity development, the main task of the next stage. This stage is called identity versus role confusion. Age does not connect the stages because movement through the next four stages is based more on life events. Adolescents begin to understand themselves in many dimensions and are able to self-identify. During adolescence, people must become comfortable with themselves, accepting the differences of their identities and combining these
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