The industry and inferiority stage is especially important to understand myself and accept my new identity as a widower.
In summary, Erikson’s eight-stage theory of psychosocial development is very influential yet far from perfect.
Erik Erikson is best known for his theory of psychosocial development.
His belief was that each human developed their own personality through a series of stages and these stages developed due to the social experiences that one experienced through life.
This is where an infant grows into toddlerhood and learns to speak, walk, and becomes more independent which helps to build self-confidence.
If this outcome is positive, then toddlers will learn to cope with situations in the future making positive choices and becoming independent later in life.
The first stage in Erikson’s psychosocial theory is the Trust vs. When the infants needs are met, then the infant develops a specific attachment with their caregiver, if the outcome is negative then the infant learns to mistrust the people around them and the environment that they are in.
This brings us to the next stage in psychosocial development. doubt phase, which is from the age of one to two years old.
(Potter et al., 2012-2014) Erik Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development is different than those of other theorists and yet has some similar traits, such as the life span development.
The eight stages of his theory each play an important role for both the caregiver and the patient.