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Discuss two roles that can be acquired during early and middle adulthood, such as through parenthood, romantic relationships, and career. How have these roles changed through past generation?

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Includes a chart of Erik Erickson's psychosocial stages of development across the life cycle. Reviews identity development in the early adult and middle adulthood phases, and how this development impact career, romantic and social relationships, parenthood, etc, and how it differs from the past generation.

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* Include in your description an analysis of a character that best represents each stage of life. The character can be from television show, a movie, or a literary character from a book. Explain how each character represents the stage, and how the character resolves conflict.

* Provide a review of three recent studies on Erikson's theory from the list provided
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* Description of Erickson's theory. A description of each stage of development using the description in above list. Remember to include a description of a character that represents each stage of development.

* A review of three studies chosen from the list provided. In that review discuss how the study supports the information that you are providing in your report. If the study does not support your report, explain why it does not. Cover the following points in this review:
- For each study, identify the stages of Ericksonâ??s theory that are examined.
- Determine if the study strengthens or weakens Ericksonâ??s theory and your ideas based on that theory. Explain your reasons.
- State if you agree or disagree with the conclusions of the study itself. Why or why not?

The following articles can be found using the Academic Search Premier Collection database, available on the Find Articles and Books page of the library.

- Reexamining Gender Issues in Erikson's Stages of Identity and Intimacy by Horst, Elisabeth A.
Individuation and Attachment in Personality Development: Extending Erikson's Theory by Franz, Carol E.; White, Kathleen M.
- Egocentrism in Older Adults: Piaget's Three Mountains Task Revisited by McDonald, Lorraine; Stuart-Hamilton, Ian.
- Piaget on Childhood by Siegler, Robert S.; Ellis, Shari.
- Vygotsky and Identity Formation: A Sociocultural Approach by Penuel, William R.; Wertsch, James V.
- Attachment, Social Rank, and Affect Regulation: Speculations on an Ethological Approach to Family Interaction by Sloman, Leon; Atkinson, Leslie; Milligan, Karen; Liotti, Giovanni.

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