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Erick Erickson Essay

  • Submitted by: akapwee143
  • on November 15, 2010
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 436 words

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Erickson developed 8 stages of life form Birth all the way till death. The 8 stages are (1) Basic Trust Vs. Basic Mistrust (Hope) this stage is from Birth – 2 yrs of a child’s life, if a child is loved, taught well, and nurtured, they will develop trust and security. (2) Learning Autonomy Vs. Shame (Will), this stage occurs in the 18months – 3 yrs A child who has a good up bring during these years will be very proud and sure of them self. (3) Learning Initiative Vs. Guilt (Purpose) this stage occurs form 3 yrs – 5 yrs this stage is called the “play stage” during this stage a child who is developing healthy will learn, 1. Imagination 2.Corporation 3.To led as well as follows. Immobilized by guilt they will 1. Fearful 2.Hangs on the fringes of groups 3.Continues to depend on adults and 4.Is restricted both in the development of play skills and in imagination. (4) Industry Vs. Inferiority (Competence) this stage occurs form 6 - 12 yrs, Erickson believes this is what he calls “the school age” this is where the child learns the formal skills of life 1.Relates to peers 2.Goes from free play to a more structured play 3.Learns academic skills, reading, writing, and math skills, although a mistrusting child will doubt there future. (5) Learning Identity Vs. Identity Diffusion (Fidelity) this occurs form 12 – 18 yrs now an adolescent learns who they are. (6) Learning Intimacy Vs. Isolation (Love) this is the stage of a young adult, they intimacy or a genuine and enduring friendship. (7) Learning Generativity Vs. Self-Absorption (Care) this stage occurs from 35 to 55 or 65 yrs at this stage we are occupied with more meaningful work and things surrounds or life’s. We except to be more in charge of what we will do in life. (8) Integrity Vs. Despair (Wisdom) this stage occurs form 55 or 65 till Death, if the other 7 stages or successfully resolved the mature adult develops adjustment; integrity, and independency. Erickson felt that most of our life’s we prepare for...

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