Psy 230 Week 8 Ass. Erikson Timeline

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When discussing the timeline of Erik Erikson, we will discover how he formed his theory of psychosocial developmental, along with explaining what stage my friend and I are currently in within his timeline. Erik Erikson (1902-1994) was a German born American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst, whom formed a theory of psychosocial development on the human life cycle. Erikson’s major innovation was to take Freud’s psychosexual stages of the libido and transform them into a developmental model of psychosocial tasks, which identified eight stages of human development and their corresponding psychosocial tasks. (McAdams, 2009, "Chapter 9, Developmental Stages In Childhood ") To really determine which stage I’m currently in I had to…show more content…
According to McAdams (2009), in their late teens and early 20s, young people living in modern societies face the challenge of finding a place for themselves in the complex adult world and developing an understanding of themselves that provides their life with meaning, unity, and purpose. ("Chapter 9, The Problem of Identity, Adolescence and Young Adulthood"). However, some who will experience many conflicts such as, identity crisis, role confusions, and insecurity of how they will fit into society. I think she is at this stage because she is still in the process of developing her sense of self at the age of 29. She had begun to accomplish many of her goals, but tend to never finish them such as, school, and different career opportunities. At her age she still feel a need to blend in with her social group of younger adults, instead of focusing on herself and her children. I honestly believe that she is trapped in her teenage years, since her mother had done everything for her and the children. Which I feel that it really effected the way she thinks and live her life, which may have caused her to get lost in the mix of becoming an independent adult. The central question that was posed during stage 5, adolescence and young adulthood, is “How do I fit into the adult world”? (McAdams, 2009, p. 351). I believe she has unconsciously sought to answer this question, because she rather be with her friends out in

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