Monday, January 23, 2012

Erikson- Psychosocial Development

Great video of the stages makes them interesting.

0-12/18 mo Oral/Sensory, Trust vs. Mistrust- clearly attached to caregiver Outcome:trust/optimism

12/18 mo-3 yrs Autonomy vs. Shame and Doubt- exploring the world, Outcome: self-esteem, self control

3-6 yrs Initiative vs. Guilt- doing things on your own successfully, Outcome: sense of purpose

6-12 Industry vs. inferiority- comparing self to the world, Outcome: productivity/competence

12-18 identity vs. role confusion- who am I? Outcome: Ability to view self as an individual

19-35(40) Early Adulthood. Intimacy vs. Isolation -establishing significant relationships, Outcome: love

40-65 Generality vs. Stagnation -career and family focus successfully, Outcome: concerns for the future

65-80 Integrity vs. Despair- did I accomplish what I was supposed to in life?, Outcome: Wisdom


  1. Thanks for putting up this site,it's immensely helpful. It's difficult to believe that you're having trouble with the test. Is it anxiety? Seems like you have all the info and a gift for making it absorbable. Meaning you actually get the concepts as opposed to just remembering the words. If it were me I'd start to do a little detective work on what the problem actually is.

  2. Stage 7 should be "Generativity vs. Stagnation" not Generality