Erikson's Stage Of Psychosocial Development In Adolescence Case Study

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1, Key emotional aspects taking place in adolescence
(A) Erikson was an ego psychologist, who emphasized the role of culture and society and the conflicts that can take place within the ego itself. According to Erikson, the ego develops as it successfully resolves crises that are distinctly social in nature. These involve establishing a sense of trust in others, developing a sense of identity in society, and helping the next generation prepare for the future. (McLeod, 2013). Erikson’s stage of psychosocial development during adolescence 12-18 years is the ego identity Vs role confusion, whose basic virture is fidelity.
Successful completion of this stage will result to virtue of fidelity, which enables an individual to explore possibilities,
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The development of a healthy personality and the acquisition of basic virtues, which are characteristic strengths, enables the child to internalize autority, while reasoning is based on the norms of the group to which the person belongs. It is a stage during which the child developes good interpersonal relationships. The individual is good and his basic virtues is used positively in order to be seen as being a good person by others. Therefore, answers are related to the approval of others. (McLeod, …show more content…
(Santrock, 2013) Testosterone in males, enables the development of male genital, increase height, deepening voice, facial hair and chest hair, and other male muscular features. Estroidiol, a type of estrogen in girls is responsible for the development of breasts, uterine, skeletal development and other female characteristics. (Santrock, 2013) However, both testosterone and estrogen are present in hormonal development of both males and females, with testosterone dominating in males and estroge dominating in females(Santrock, 2013).
a)Hormonal changes affect emotional functioning in various ways. Hormonal chages affect the psychological development in children. Emotionally, higher concentration of hormones enables a feeling of competence. Hormonal changes affect moods and behaviors, and these are expressed through stress manifestation, feeding pattern, sexual activities, depression and other complex emotional behaviors. (Santrock,

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