This lesson will define, describe, and explain Erickson's Theory of Psychosocial Development. The first four stages, age at each stage, will be identified and explained.
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Individuals face psychosocial dilemmas faced throughout the lifetime as one manages internal and external demands.
Infants either gain trust in a predictable, loving, caring environment or mistrust from your parent/caregiver.
Children must develop sense of independence, explore their environment, be able to have free choice If this independence is not given, the child will feel shame and doubt (question their own independence).
Child is more assertive, curious, and takes more initiative. Guilt is developed if the child is punished for initiative.
Kids deal with new school and social demands. Success leads to competence and failure leads to inferiority.