Erikson's Theory of Psychosocial Development

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Erikson's Theory of Psychosocial Development Principals of Sociology Kristina Yvonne Bernal-Marichalar November 4, 2013 Erikson's theory of psychosocial development looks at a person's progress personality wise from birth to death. Erikson's theory breaks down the development of personality by explaining eight different stages. As we go on through life our personality is consistently changing according to what stage we are in and what we are trying to accomplish at that stage. Comparing where I am at in my life now and according to Erikson's theory I can look back and see how I have really developed and how I will continue to develop. According to his theory the first stage is infancy and…show more content…
I have been successful with the stages I have already experienced and will continue on my journey of self-identity. With success at each of the stages it put me at a closer step to what I have to accomplish at the next. If I had not been successful at any point and stage that would have and will affect me later on when trying to get passed another stage. Each stage coherently works together to reach the final stage of personal development. In each stage, Erikson deemed people are tested with a struggle that distributes a turning point in development. In Erikson's outlook, these battles are centered on either developing a psychological quality or failing to develop that quality. Amid these times, the dormant for personal growth is elevated, but so is the dormant or failure. Reference Macionis, John J. (2011) Society: The Basics, 11th edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ:
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