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.
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