Psy 230 Week 8

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Stages of Ego Development Jane Loevinger created 8 stages of ego development. Her theory of ego development is a neat compliment to Erickson’s theory of psychosocial development. She proposed a theory that has implications for understanding the entire lifespan. Loevinger’s theory focused mainly on the structure as opposed to the content of human life. To sum it up, Loevinger’s theory tells us how we organize contents in our mind. The first stage, stage I-2, which is impulsive, includes manifestations such as being impulsive, egocentric, dependant, and having bodily feelings. These are all categorized under three different categories being impulse control, interpersonal mode, and conscious preoccupations. The second stage is Delta self protective which has an impulse control of opportunistic. This stage also has a interpersonal mode of manipulative and wary. The conscious preoccupations are trouble and control. The next step is I-3, which is the conformist stage. The manifestations included in this step ate respect for rules, cooperative, and loyal. The conscious preoccupations of the stage are appearances and behavior. Stage I-3/4 is the conscientious/conformist stage which includes manifestations like exceptions allowable, help, self aware, feelings, problems, and adjustment. Conscientious is stage I-4 and the manifestations that may be shown in this stage are self evaluated standards and being self critical under impulse control. Interpersonal mode and conscious preoccupations include manifestations such as intense, responsible, motives, traits, and achievements. Stage I-4/5 is the stage called individualistic. These manifestations include tolerant, mutual, individuality, development, and roles. Autonomous is stage I-5, the impulse control in this stage is coping with conflict. Interpersonal mode and conscious preoccupations include manifestations of
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