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Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development: Intimacy vs. Isolation through Integrity vs. Despair

Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development: Intimacy vs. Isolation through Integrity vs. Despair

Author: Barbara Ludins
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This lesson will identify and explain final four stages of Erikson's stages of psychosocial development and age at each stage.

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TERMS TO KNOW
  • Erickson’s Theory of Psychosocial Development

    Individuals face psychosocial dilemmas faced throughout the lifetime as one manages internal and external demands.

  • Identity vs. Role Confusion (12 - 18 years)

    Teens develop sense of self and figures out his/her identity. Success is staying true to yourself, failure results in confusion.

  • Intimacy vs. Isolation (18 - 35 years)

    Success leads to healthy, secure, and loving relationships. Failure to develop intimacy can lead to promiscuity or exclusion.

  • Generativity vs. Stagnation (35 - 65 years)

    An adult must find a way to support his/her next generation by living productive lives as contributing members of society. If the adult does not feel a sense of worth or success in what they have done, they may feel unworthy or rejection.

  • Ego Integrity vs. Despair (65+)

    Adults need to look back on accomplishment and feel a sense of fulfillment and completeness. Success in this stage leads to fulfillment and failure leads to bitterness, missed opportunity and regret.