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Running head: PYSCHOSOCIAL DEVELOPMENT 1 Psychosocial Development Bryanna Webb Ivy Tech Community College 11/15/18
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2 PYSCHOSOCIAL DEVELOPMENT The prefix psy- means mind, or mental process, consciousness, and the word social means relating to a community or society. Does that mean not only we influence our mental development? So, what comes to mind when hearing psychosocial development? What is psychosocial development? Whose theory is this? These questions will be answered in the next few paragraphs. Erik Erikson viewed personality as a product of social interaction and the choices a person makes in life. (Cash, A. 2015) He believed that our experiences in life shaped our personalities. Erikson’s theory consisted of 8 categories had a year placed next to them. The first stage is basic trust versus mistrust, this stage happens in the first year of life. Let’s say Karen (made up name) has a child and raises the baby and takes care of him properly. This means the baby boy will trust that she will always be there to protect and help him. He puts his ‘trust’ in Karen. Now, let’s say Karen doesn’t take care of him. She always forgets to feed him or doesn’t check on him when he is crying or upset and drops him off at the babysitter's home frequently. He would now not trust his mom and would become dependent on whoever is giving him attention. The second stage of Erikson’s theory is autonomy versus shame and doubt, this stage occurs in 1st to 3rd year of life. This stage is when a child is developing specific motor skills such as touching and grabbing things, sitting up. They are becoming more and more independence. Initiative vs. guilt is the 3rd stage to be developed, it starts at age 3 and ends at age 6. Take initiative on some activities—may develop guilt when unsuccessful or boundaries overstepped. (Spielman et, al.) This is where children are capable of participating in activities and take control of the world around them while making friends and playing with them. They make a friend who like the same things as them and become open to new ideas. They learn to share and mold their personalities even more. During
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3 PYSCHOSOCIAL DEVELOPMENT the transition of preschool to elementary school children develop industry versus inferiority. This stage Erikson believe starts at age 6 and ends at age 12. At this stage, they begin to compare themselves to their friends to see how he or she fits in. The begin to notice if they do well in activities such as sports or musically. They then begin to compare themselves to their peers. They either feel good about the way they go about doing the sport or activity or they feel like they are not doing as well as the others who are participating. From age 12 to 18 we go through the stage of noting knowing who we are or what we are becoming. This stage is called identity versus role
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