Ages and Stages
Anyone can be in his 5th stage identity versus role diffusion, or in any of his three adult stages
called intimacy versus isolation, generativity versus stagnation, and integrity versus despair.
The Aging Process
Early adulthood is 20-40
Middle adulthood is 40-60
Senescence: a gradual physical decline that is related to aging and during which the body
becomes less strong and efficient.
The first visible changes ar
-Emerging adulthood is the period between the ages of 18 and 25, which is now widely thought of as a
separate developmental stage. Also called young adulthood or youth.
1. Cultural and National Differences
1. Strong and Healthy Bodies
1. The 3
A consistent definition of ones self as a unique individual, in terms of roles, attitudes, belief, and
Identity versus role is Eriksons term for the 5th stage of development, in which the person tries
to figure out who
Puberty refers to the time b/w the first onrush of hormones and full adult physical development;
b/w ages 8-14.
Menarche is a girls first menstrual period, signaling that she has begun ovulation. Pregnancy is
The Nature of God
Industry and Inferiority
Effortful control is the ability to regulate ones emotions and action through effort, not simply
through natural inclination; it does not always help protect children from emotional imbalance.
A Healthy Time
Middle Childhood is the period between early childhood and early adolescence, ages 7-11.
The average 7-11-year-old gains about 2 inches and 5lbs per year.
A chronic disease of the respiratory system in which inflammati
Initiative Versus Guilt
Eriksons 3rd psychosocial crisis, in which children undertake new skills and activities and feel
guilty when they do not succeed at them.
Pride in Oneself
Self-esteem is a persons evaluation of
A healthy 6 year old weighs b/w 40-50 pounds and is at least 3.5 feet tall.
By age 2, a childs brain weighs 75% of what it will be in adulthood.
Speed of Thought
The process by w
Epilogue: Death & Dying
Death and Hope
Thanatology the study of death and dying, especially of the social and emotional
Terror Management Therapy (TMT) the idea that people adopt cultural values and
moral principles in order to cope with their