Erik Erikson stages, Infancy Trust vs. mistrust Infants , presentation help


Infancy  Trust vs. mistrust   Infants must form loving relationshipwith caregiver or they will develop mistrust.

Toddler  Autonomy vs. shame and doubt   The child learns to do things forthemselves like walk, talk, etc.  If thechild does not, he/she will feel shame and doubt.

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Pre-schooler  Initiative vs. guilt   Pre-schoolers get an idea and followthrough with it.  If a child is punishedtoo forcefully or made to feel that she was “bad” when she followedthrough on an idea, then the child will feel guilt about trying to do anything.

School –aged Industry vs. inferiority   Must feel that they are good atsomething or will feel like a failure and develop a sense of inferiority.

Adolescent   Identity vs. role confusion   Adolescents have to discover their ownidentity or they will always follow the crowd.

Young adult   Intimacy vs. isolation Young adults are able to open themselves up toothers or suffer feelings of isolation.

Middle adult   Generativity vs. stagnation   Middle adults need to be open to new ideasof young generation or they will be stuck in the “good old days”.

Senioradults   Ego identity vs. despair   Senior adults feel ok about life andaccomplishment or they complain and find no happiness in later years.


Create a power-point for each of Erickson’s stagesand give the good points of the stage, the bad points of the stage andinteresting things about the stage.  For the ones you have been through reflect on your own development or ask parents and siblings about your experience.For the ones that you have not been through yet, find someone in thatstage and ask them what is good, bad and interesting about being wherethey are in development.  Use pictures and illustrations.

Rubric for Assignment 4-2

Correct explanation of each stage with good, bad and interesting points of the stage8 points (2 pts for each stage)Overall effort4 points