Identity Developement in Adolescents

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Psychosocial Stage of Development Paper BSHS/342 - HUMAN LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT Erikson found changes in the eight stages of life: Autonomy versus Shame, Trust versus Mistrust, and Doubt, Industry versus Inferiority, Initiative versus Guilt, Intimacy versus Isolation, Identity versus Identity Confusion, Integrity versus Despair, and Generatively versus Stagnation. Each stage has its own distinct goals, dangers, concerns, and accomplishments. Each stage has a unhealthy side to it: Achievements that has happened in later stages can often play a part on how they will resolve their problems in their younger years. A positive outcome for each dilemma does not always have to have a positive outcome. Erikson proposed at each stage individual’s face developmental conflicts between a positive and possibly unhealthy substitute. Stages of Intimacy versus Isolation if a person’s significant other steps outside of the relationship on them or passes away in a accident that person may not be able to open up to anyone again in of fear of being hurt or not being able to deal with pain so they choose to isolate them self from the feeling of intimacy. How the individual resolves their problems can leave a bad impression on their self-image and how they may see people. According to the theory, completing each stage can have a result in a healthy personality and flourishing interactions with other people. Failure to successfully complete a stage will result in the reduced their ability to complete further stages and causing a more unhealthy personality and sense of self. The outcome of one stag is not always permanent and it can alter future experiences. Around the age of 11 to the late teen years we experience a time period called adolescence. This is a time when we develop our adult physical characteristics and for many teenagers this is when we start achieving a sense of
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