would be able to stick it on the fridge or my forehead. That was very silly, but I loved the challenge. Without noticing this change in me, I love now to ask for help, help others when I can, share anything; I became altruistic. I would give without expecting nothing in return. A last example would be, at school, when I would not earn a good grade in math. Math was my least favorite subject and the one where I would least work on. As both of my parents saw my report cards, I had good grades in all classes except for math. My father had a really bad response to that, as he would call me words and make me feel like a failure; however, my mom would act differently, I would practice math with her, she would encourage me to practice, read and reread a problem, interpret it in a real-life situation until I understand it. It got to a point where I got a better grade in math in my last report card. Another example would be that my mom loved to watch television with me, helped me learn a lot of things in a very short amount of time. With the use of television, she was able to make me learn French and English in a matter of six months; I was able to write and speak it. My brain was like a sponge; neither of my parents wanted me to learn Haitian Creole but I was able to find a way to learn it on my own (around my caregivers). My mother was in shock when she figured I also had the ability to speak Haitian Creole without her help; it wasn’t what she wanted me to learn but now, it is a benefit for me as I dream to learn other languages and become and interpreter/translator, also an interior decorator due to my talent in drawing, painting and decorating. My mother was more of an authoritative parent and my father was more of an authoritarian parent. In conclusion, as I reflect Erik Erikson’s third stage on me, my outcome
Aupont 10 was quite positive as, as I learn to keep trying when I would be unsuccessful in a task with the help of encouragement and reinforcement from my mother, I was able to discover a hidden talent, since my mother created boundaries between what I did wrong and how I could turn that into something right; I became creative. I was able to successfully create and develop a sense of purpose in this stage. Erik Erikson’s Fourth Stage of Psychosocial Development: Industry vs. Inferiority. This is the fourth stage in Erik Erikson’s theory, as it begins at the age of six and ends around puberty (36). In this stage, a child can have in mind a question such as “Can I make it in a world of people and things? Or How do things work and develop?”. According to Erikson’s theory, this stage focuses on socioemotional factors that will determine the ability to develop, have and keep self-trust, motivation, self-belief, confidence and self-confidence in accomplishing multiple tasks (240). The social world expands dramatically to children. For example, school and social interaction plays a significant role in this stage as children face competence, social influence, play.
- Fall '15
- Developmental Psychology, stage, Erikson's stages of psychosocial development, Erik Erikson