SELF ANALYSIS COURSE: PSY-213-02 PROFESSOR: SAMUEL HONG, PH.D. NAME: DIEM TRAN Erikson’s Theory of Psychosocial Development : Erik Erikson’s theory of psychosocial
development comprising eight stages from infancy to adulthood. During each stage, the person experiences a psychosocial crisis which could have a positive or negative outcome for personality development. According to Erikson, the ego develops as it successfully resolves crises that are distinctly social in nature. These involve establishing a sense of trust in others, developing a sense of identity in society, and helping the next generation prepare for the future. He was focusing on the adaptive and creative characteristic of the ego and expanding the notion of the stages of personality development to include the entire lifespan. Erikson suggests that there is still plenty of room for continued growth and development throughout one’s life. Erikson puts a great deal of emphasis on the adolescent period, feeling it was a crucial stage for developing a person’s identity. I think the most crucial development stage in my life is the fifth stage of Erikson’s Theory of Psychosocial Development, which is identity vs. role confusion, and it occurs during adolescence, from about 12-18 years. During this stage, I saw myself search for a sense of self and personal identity, through an intense exploration of personal values, beliefs, and goals. I felt like I’m a child and I also starting to be an adult. I was the only girl between the three child in my family. In Asian culture, girls suppose to do all of the chores. At that age, I understood that and began to help my parents to do chores after school. I know that my parents have to work very hard to support for three children to go to school. My parents were farmers. They worked on the farm from morning to evening. It was a hard job. But I really appreciate that I gave me and my brothers a best life that we could have. And they’ve never complain. So, I study very hard, I want to have a good job that after graduate I can support for them later in their life. I started looking for college that I’m going to study for the next four years. I want to be a tourism. Consequently, even though I’m still finding out who I am , what I am going to do now. But I
started those on the adolescent period, which is developing my person identity.
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