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Psychology is the study of life stages in which humans experience and the behavioral issues of one’s self. his scientific process has been study by many pioneers throughout history who has shared their own belief and explanations for people behavioral issue and the way in which they act which is mundane to one’s society. One pioneer who has contributed his opinion to Psychology is Erikson, a German Psychologist who created eight psychosocial stages that humans encounter throughout their life, the stages are: Trust vs. Mistrust, Autonomy vs. Shame & Doubt, Initiative vs. Guilt, Industry vs. Inferiority, Identity vs. Role Confusion, Intimacy vs. Isolation, Generativity vs. Stagnation, and Integrity vs. Despair . Erik Homberger Erikson was…show more content…
This occurs during adolescence. During this period the identity concern reaches climax. According to Erikson this is the time when children seek their true selves. Erikson’s sixth stage, Intimacy vs. Isolation, occurs during young adulthood. The main concern of Erikson's seventh stage, Generativity vs. Stagnation, is to assist the younger generation in developing and leading useful lives. When the individual feels that he has done nothing to help the next generation then they experience stagnation. The final stage, Integrity vs. Despair, occurs during late adulthood. This is the time in which the individual looks back and evaluates their life. If the last stages have developed properly then they will experience honesty. If the previous stages have not developed in a positive way then they will feel hopelessness (Sharkey). Erikson’s theory is used a lot within teaching .When becoming a teacher they are taught on his theory to approach it upon kids. Schools of education teach future teachers about the stages children go through to help them understand how children act and think. Erikson's stages are especially helpful, as he outlines where he believes children should be around each age. Erikson's stages also give future teachers the ability to focus on certain aspects of development for children depending on their age group, as he has pointed out that they each have varying needs. Knowing his theory it makes other people know how to handle the aspect of a child from
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