Erikson's Developmental Model

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Using the stages of Erikson’s developmental model, an outline of my sister, Alina’s, life will illustrate how the early events of her life shaped her development as a person today. This essay will be explaining and pushing into depth of her critical situation, while using references from his model, and the crisis model.
As Alina grew up, she had an undoubted secure attachment with my parents, as well as I did. Each stage as described in Erikson’s model accurately represents how she was back then, and is now. She is currently attending the University of Houston after leaving UT, and Austin Community College, believing it was the only way to escape the temptations of the parties, and of course, sixth street. However, after eliminating herself from the problem for a solution to her struggles, Alina found herself not graduating on time, and became uncertain of the life she dreamed for herself. For the simple reason that, my parents pushed her to pursue a major and a career they thought was best for her life and future. My parents, understandably compared to the majority of Asian parents, projected their desire for
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Before, she often discussed with me about how much she did not wish to follow what my parents advised, even though she recognized it as a smart choice. She explained how she struggled to find a solution because my parent’s opinion and judgment greatly affected this decision for her, to follow her dreams or the safe route. Seeing that, my sister will not be able to successfully develop in the generativity versus stagnation stage since she will lack a sense of purpose in her life. Even though my sister had no indication at that point of what she would do, she began to explore her options and took her time with

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