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Please describe the Muscular-Anal stage of Erik Erikson's theory of Psychosocial Development

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This solution describes the Muscular-Anal stage of Erik Erikson's theory of Psychosocial development. It provides a stage description, examples and elements for both a positive and negative outcome for this stage of psychosocial development.

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Stage 2: Muscular-Anal
Age:Toddler period -- 1 to 2 years
Conflict: Autonomy vs. Doubt
Important Event: Toilet Training

According to Erikson, self control and self confidence begin to develop at this stage. Children can do more on their own. Toilet training is the most important event at this stage. They also begin to feed and dress themselves.This is how the ...

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