14-Development

14-Development - Nature, Nurture, & Human Development...

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1 Nature, Nurture, Chapter 5 (Part 2) Erikson’s Stages (or “Ages”) of Human Development l Erikson divided the human life span into eight stages, each with its own social and emotional conflicts. l In this way he sought to provide a model of why people behave the way they do, given the decisions that they are facing according to age. l When the conflict is resolved in a positive and constructive manner, the person moves into the next stage in a psychologically healthy state. l If the conflict is not resolved, the negative effects can carry over into future stages and have a detrimental effect on the challenges that are yet to be faced. Erikson’s Stages of Human Development l Ages 0 -1 n The infant faces the issue – “Is my social world predictable and supportive?” n The main conflict of infancy is basic trust versus basic mistrust .
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2 Erikson’s Stages of Human Development l Ages 1 –3 n The toddler asks the question – “Can I do things for myself or must I always rely on
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