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Erikson's 8 Stages of Psychosocial Development

General description of Erikson's Post-Freudian Theory in describing individual personality characteristics and interpersonal relations

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Erik Erikson expanded on Freud's theory of the ego, suggesting that it had a lot to do with a person's identity (his theory on identity crisis along with his stages of psychosocial development should be in your text book). Furthermore, Erikson developed his own stages of psychosocial development, which had lasting effects on one's personality and that this development continued throughout a person's lifespan. The eight stages that start at birth and continue into late adulthood should be described in detail in your text book and possibly class notes. Each of the 8 stages consisted of a conflict between two ideas and occur at a certain time in one's life, leading ...

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Lists age groups of Erikson's psychosocial stages of development along with naming the conflict and a brief description that coincides with that stage. 416 words with references.