This lesson will identify and explain final four stages of Erikson's stages of psychosocial development and age at each stage.
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.
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.
Success leads to healthy, secure, and loving relationships. Failure to develop intimacy can lead to promiscuity or exclusion.
Teens develop sense of self and figures out his/her identity. Success is staying true to yourself, failure results in confusion.
Individuals face psychosocial dilemmas faced throughout the lifetime as one manages internal and external demands.