Topic: Erik Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development.
Focus Question: How do psychosocial crises shape personality?
Thesis statement: Erikson Believed that people face eight major crises during their lives; in each one, a person confronts, and hopefully masters, new challenges, each stage builds on the successful completion of earlier stages, and if challenges are not successfully completed at any given stage, they can be expected to reappear as problems in the future.
A. How psychosocial crises shape personality according to Erik Erikson?
B. Thesis Statement.
I. Erikson’s Theory of psychosocial development.
A. Comparing Erikson’s and Freud’s theories.
II. The Ego in Post-Freudian Psychology
A. Society's Influence
B. Epigenetic Principle.
III. The eight stages of Psychosocial Development.
A. Basic conflict
C. Important events
IV. Erikson’s Theory of psychosocial Development.
A. Contributions and Criticisms of Erikson’s Theory
A. Thesis Reworded.
B. Concluding Statement.
Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development Developmental psychology is an area of research dedicated to the understanding of child-development. Throughout history many theories have been formulated to attempt to explain this process. Two of the most important theorists were Sigmund …show more content…
Each crisis appears at a particular time dictated by biological maturation and the social demands that developing people experience at particular points in life. If the stage is handled well, the person will feel a sense of mastery. If the stage is managed poorly, the person will emerge with a sense of inadequacy in that aspect of development. These stages include: trust vs. mistrust, autonomy vs. shame and doubt, initiative vs. guilt, industry vs. inferiority, identity vs. role confusion, intimacy vs. isolation, generativity vs. stagnation, and integrity vs.