Erik Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development
Terms in this set (8)
Stage 1: Infancy
Age: birth to 1 year
Issue: Trust vs. Mistrust
If basic needs are met, basic sense of trust develops.
Stage 2: Toddlerhood
Age: 1 to 2 years
Issue: Autonomy vs. Shame and Doubt
Learn and do things for themselves or doubt their abilities.
Stage 3: Preschooler
Age: 3 to 5 years
Issue: Initiative vs. Guilt
Learn to initiate tasks and carry out plans or feel guilty about efforts to be independent.
Stage 4: Elementary School
Age: 6 years to puberty
Issue: Competence vs. Inferiority
Learn the pleasure of applying themselves to tasks or feel inferior.
Stage 5: Adolescence
Age: teen years into 20s
Issue: Identity vs. Role Confusion
Refine sense of self by testing roles and integrating them to form a single identity or become confused about who they are.
Stage 6: Young Adulthood
Age: 20s to early 40s
Issue: Intimacy vs. Isolation
Form close relationships and gain capacity for intimate love or feel socially isolated.
Stage 7: Middle Adulthood
Age: 40s to 60s
Issue: Generatively vs. Stagnation
Discover sense of contributing to world (family or work) or feel lack of purpose.
Stage 8: Late adulthood
Age: late 60s and older
Issue: Integrity vs. Despair
Feel a sense of self-satisfaction or failure when reflecting back on life.
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