Theories of Development
Erikson’s eight stages of psychosocial development offer a means of helping us understand the typical developmental tasks of the individual. Erikson believed that as an individual passes through life, he or she has specific age-related developmental life tasks to overcome. If the individual successfully masters these developmental milestones, a positive identity is created. On the other hand, if the individual cannot cope with the developmental tasks, then he or she carries these dysfunctions on to the next levels, making it difficult to complete later developmental tasks successfully.
Write a 3-4-page description and analysis of your own psychosocial development. Write at least one paragraph for each psychosocial stage in Erikson’s model. Provide the following for each stage: