Erikik Erikson's Theory Of Psychosocial Development

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The theory of psychosocial development, proposed by Erik Erikson, stresses the idea of continuous growth met with several identity crises influenced by the social environment. According to Erikson, humans are constantly developing and changing throughout their lives, not only in a physical sense but also personality wise. These life developments vary on the age of the person and can be determined through the eight psychosocial stages defined by Erikson. Each stage involves a crisis which can have two different types of resolutions—malignant and maladaptive. The ego of a person can affect the outcome of the resolution which is further influenced by family, friends, school, and more, otherwise known as the social environment. Erikson’s theory …show more content…
During this stage, an individual can either become self-confident in their actions or become unwilling of trying new things. The crisis of industry and inferiority impacts how a child is able to execute not only school activities, but any activity that relies on the effort that of a child. To a child in elementary school, this is the beginning of their school life and the introduction to a large group of people of their age range. At this stage, children are impressionable and it affects how they live through the next stage of their …show more content…
In my opinion, the stages during childhood and adolescence are the most influential and can determine how well the rest of a person’s life can end up. School is the largest factor that contributes to development as it is taught in society that failure in school will lead to failure in life. The educational system needs to be modified to accommodate children who are having a hard time with work because they may just be slower or have outside circumstances that affect their abilities. Families and friends need to be more considerate of the people who they interact with and always encourage positivity and give support to allow positive

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