Erikson 's Stages Of Development Essay

1216 Words Mar 22nd, 2016 5 Pages
My life through Erikson’s Stages of Development Erik Erikson’s psychosocial developmental stages begin as early as the first year and go all the way until late adulthood. “Erik Erikson believed that childhood is very important in personality development. He developed a theory of psychosocial development that covers an entire life (Eriksons).” His theory has eight stages: trust vs mistrust, autonomy vs. shame and doubt, initiative vs. guilt, industry vs. inferiority, identity vs. identity confusion, intimacy vs. isolation, generativity vs. stagnation, and integrity vs. despair. Each stage has an age range and each stage also has distinct characteristics. One of the biggest difference in Erikson’s theory and Freud’s theory is that Erikson focuses more on psychosocial development rather than psychosexual development. For my journey it starts with the trust vs. mistrust stage and goes until the identity vs identity confusion stage. To analyze these stages closer I interviewed my parents, I then analyzed my own recollection of these stages, and then I did some more research about Erikson’s stages of development.
The first stage of Erikson’s stages of Development is trust vs. mistrust. From what my parents tell me I got along well with pretty much everyone and I warmed up relatively quickly to new friendly faces. Both of my parents played an equal role in raising me, nurturing me, and making me feel safe. During this stage my parents put a lot of importance on earning my…

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