The Developmental Stages Of Life

1516 Words Dec 7th, 2015 7 Pages
I have learned a lot from taking this class. The biggest point I learned was probably all the developmental stages in life. It helped me to realize where I am in life and where I am headed. I also learned a lot about what seems to be the ideal age. Before this class, I never realized how prevalent ageism was in the media and in my everyday life. I feel that this class has helped me to be less judgmental to people of all age groups because I learned about the challenges they face.
At this point in my life I would say that I am in the emerging adulthood stage, which is where I should be. As a child, I thought that at this age I would be more in the early adulthood stage, living on my own, going to school, and paying for my own things and paying my bills. My view now is very much different from when I was a child, but not far off from where I should be at this point in my life. In certain ways I think I am still in the adolescent stage, because I am still living at home, and don’t need a job to pay bills since I am still living at home. According to Erikson’s psychosocial theory, I am in the identity versus role confusion stage of development, where I am trying to figure out who I am and where I belong in society. Erikson also says that I am in the moratorium period, where I am able to experiment with different things in order to find out who I am.
The questions that are commonly answered in this stage pertain to religion, morals, political views, and sexuality. If these…
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