The Eight Crisis Stages Of Erik Erikson Development Theory

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A "theory" is defined by "an interrelated, coherent set of ideas that help to explain phenomena and facilitate predictions." With development "the series of age-related changes that happen over the course of a life span which theorist observe these developments as a series of stages during which individuals displays qualities of behavior patterns." There are five theoretical orientation to development such as "psychoanalytic, cognitive, behavioral and social cognitive, ethological, and ecological." It is a fact that these developmental theories don’t typically agree with one another so for the purpose of this research I will focus on four of the eight crisis stages of Erik Erikson development theory and a psychosocial theorists and Lev Vygotsky development theory as a sociocultural theorist focusing on the concept of "zone of proximal development and scaffolding." Both although from different times in history shared similar ideas in terms of child development. Psychologist Erik Erikson was born in Frankfurt Germany on June 15th of 1902 and died in Harwich Massachusetts on May 12th 1994 as one of the more influential figures in child developmental theories. Mister Erikson was heavily influenced by the work of the "famous psychoanalytic theorist Sigmund Freud" however influence did not stop him from the belief that Freud 's theory misjudged important dimensions of the human development (Santrock, 2012). Erikson 's theory on psychosocial development, explains "how we
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