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    Erikson/Stages of Personality Development

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    A 3 page research paper that offers a brief overall view of Erik Erikson's Stages of Personality Development. Bibliography lists 3 sources

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    below. Citation styles constantly change, and these examples may not contain the most recent updates.?? Erikson/Stages of Personality Development Research Compiled By  - properly! Erik Erikson, a contemporary and student of Sigmund Freud, began to  formulate his own theory of personality development after studying Freuds theories of psychological development during the 1920s (Holme, 1972). Erikson came to conclusions that differ markedly from those of Freud,  who pictures ego development as ending with adolescence. Eriksons eight-stage theory of life cycle development asserts that individuals continue to develop and progression over the course of the lifespan and  that this progression can be characterized as a series of developmental stages Erikson (Slater, 2003). Each of these stages involves a specific crisis or challenge that Erikson proposes must  be negotiated successfully in order to move on successfully to the next stage of life (Turkes, 1999). Erikson proposed his model in 1950 Erikson (Slaver, 2003). The early stages  described in the model are based upon the psychosexual stages of development described by Freud, but Erikson extends the concept of development to include the adolescent search for identity and  the tasks of adulthood to achieve intimacy and a sense of purpose. The eight stages begin with infancy and end with old age. During infancy, the principal challenge is the  establishment of trust versus mistrust (Holme, 1972). If an infants cries are heeded and the babys needs receive consistent and devoted attention from caregivers, the baby learns to trust and  view the world in a positive light. In the next stage, as a toddler, which is comparable to Freuds anal stage, the child gains control over bladder and bowels 

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