Erikson's stages of psychosocial development

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    The eight stages of Erik Erikson’s psychosocial development identify the developmental pattern a normal individual would experience from birth to death. The first stage is trust versus mistrust. You experience this from birth to the first year of your life. Who the baby could rely on for care, affection, and warmth will develop the baby’s sense of trust. Inadequate care may lead to developmental or personality problems in the near future. This stage is extremely important because it sets the…

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    psychoanalyst, discusses a theory of development that occurs throughout the lifespan. While Erik discusses his development theory in eight stages, this essay will be addressing the first five stages. Considering family and society the resolution of positive and negative crisis depends on interactions which makes these stages very important to infancy, childhood, and adulthood development. Infants are born helpless because they depend on others for their needs. Stage 1, Trust vs. Mistrust teaches…

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    17-year-old adolescent female. Through Erikson’s Psychosocial Theory, Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development, and Kohlberg’s Theory of Moral Development, I will explore the stages of development that she is currently in with regard to different aspects of her life. Erikson’s Theory Erik Erikson proposed eight stages that are followed from birth through adulthood, with each stage discussing a challenge that people face at an age range. The eight stages of his psychosocial developmental theory…

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    regarding human development so well. Erik Erikson was a German-born American developmental psychologist, whose theories and findings on human development from childhood and beyond have spread all over world. He believed strongly in the Epigenic principle, and stressed the importance of psychosocial stages in relation to the development of one’s self and personality, each stage with a crisis that needs to be resolved. Ultimately, Erikson changed the way much of the world viewed human…

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    Erik Erikson’s psychoanalytic theory: Erikson’s psychoanalytic theory of psychosocial development has eight stages from infancy to adulthood. According to him personality develops in a predetermined order, and builds upon each stage. During each stage, the child experiences a psychosocial crisis which could have a positive or negative outcome on personality development, the third psychosocial crisis occurs during three to six years of age and he calls it as play age. He concentrated more on…

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    Erik Erikson, previously known as Erik Homberger, was born in Frankfurt, Germany and lived from June 15, 1902 to 1994. As Erikson’s dad abandoned Erik and his mother, Karla Abrahamsen, before Erik was even born there is not any information known about the biological father other than he was Danish. After raising Erik by herself for three years, Karla married Erik’s pediatrician Dr. Theodor Homberger. After they got married the family moved to Karlsruhe in southern Germany where Erikson got his…

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    Erik Erikson is the psychologist, who creates “Lifespan development”. Erikson believed that personality develops in a series of predetermined stages. In each stage of development, Erikson described conflicts that act as turning points in life. In Erikson’s view, these conflicts are centered on either developing a psychological quality or failing to develop that quality. In this theory, each person has eight stages of development during all life. They are - basic trust (0-18month), autonomy (18…

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    Erikson uses attachment theory for forming the basis for relationships in a couple of his psychosocial stages. One of the stages is Erikson first stage of psychosocial development is trust vs. Mistrust (Faris & McCaroll, 2010). This occurs the first year of a baby’s life. This stage is defined as when a baby begins to develop a sense of trust for the people around them. Erikson believed that an infant care giver can help an infant build…

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    psychoanalyst Erik Erikson developed an encompassing theory, termed psychosocial development. Feldman (2014) continues to explain the eight stages of this theory. For the purpose of this paper, strategies for enhancing Erikson’s first stage of human development known as Trust vs. mistrust will be discussed. In order to pursue this topic, a brief background and summary of Erikson’s theory will need to be reflected. Erikson’s theory emerged from a quest to find an alternative psychodynamic view…

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    While Freud's theory was based on psychosexual stages, Erikson's theory describes the impact of social experiences across an individual's life span (Erikson, 1993). Erikson’s (1993) theory of psychosocial development has eight different stages from infancy to late adulthood. ‘Trust vs. mistrust’, ‘Autonomy vs. Shame& doubt’, ‘Initiative vs. Guilt’, ‘Industry vs. Inferiority’, ‘Identity vs. Confusion’…

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