Erikson's Eight Stages of Life

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Erikson’s Eight Stages of Life By Jennifer Hood PSY/230 Erikson's basic philosophy might be said to rest on two major themes: (1) the world gets bigger as we go along and (2) failure is cumulative. While the first point is fairly obvious, we
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2 might take exception to the last. True, in many cases an individual who has to deal with horrendous circumstances as a child may be unable to negotiate later stages as easily as someone who didn't have as many challenges early on. However, there's always the chance that somewhere along the way the strength of the human spirit can be ignited and deficits overcome. Erikson’s sixth stage is where I find myself. The sixth stage is Young Adulthood: 18 to 35 in this stage we try to find mutually satisfying relationships, mainly through marriage and friends, we begin to start a family. We can experience intimacy on a deep level; failure can cause us to become isolated and distant from others, as well as feeling superior to others. I believe I am in this stage one because I am 23 years old and two because I know I feel that it is important
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course PSY 230 taught by Professor ??? during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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