Erik Erikson's Psychosocial Stages. by Eric Schwerdt

Erik Erikson's Psychosocial Stages.

by Eric Schwerdt

Stages 4-6 covered for Dev Psy Class

Erikson's eight stages provide an understanding of psychosocial development. Stages 4-6 are most relevant to students, so I'll cover them.

Stage 4's industry involves people"learn(ing) to be competent and productive in mastering a new skills," and pride when successful (p 24).

Stage 4's the inferiority involves "feel(ing) unable to do anything as they wish they could" (p 24). Adult problems echo earlier conflicts.

Stage 5's identity involves answering "who am I?" Adolescents try-on new roles to see how well they fit with their true identity.

Stage 5's Role Confusion occurs when no particular role, or multiple roles appeal to their identity. Group loyalty is a big part identity.

In stage 6's intimacy "young adults seek companionship and love" (p 24). Strong senses of self facilitate relationships.

In Stage 6's young adults isolate themselves "because they fear rejection and disappointment" (p 24). Isolation relates to earlier conflict.

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