Current Psychosocial Stage of Development Analytical Essay by Spirittalk

Current Psychosocial Stage of Development
Discussion on the various stages of behavior development for adults and children.
# 147997 | 1,651 words | 4 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Aug 20, 2011 in Psychology (Behaviorism) , Psychology (Social)

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Pulling largely from the Psychologist Erik Erikson's thoughts and work, this piece is a discussion on the stages of psychosocial development in individuals. It identifies the writer as being in Erikson's seventh stage development, which is known as generativist versus stagnation. It explains that development and its mannerisms. It concludes with a discussion of the relevance of such stages and whether this one directly applies to the writer.

-Identification of my present Eriksonian Psychosocial stage of development
-Ways in Which My Current Psychosocial Stage of Development (Per Erikson) Influences My Behavior and Relationships
-Explain Both the Positive and Negative Outcomes from the Influence of Your Psychosocial Stage of Development
-How Other Developmental Issues Have Influenced My Personality

From the Paper:

"One's current stage of development according to Erikson's theory of development is not concrete; however, it is dynamic. Like children, adults mature at different paces, and find their way at differing times. Depending upon one's circumstances, one may develop according to a specific timeline but according to different circumstances. Each individual develops according to schedule. This is one of the most important aspects of lifespan development. My personal present psychosocial stage according to Erikson's theory will be similar to many and divergent with regard to others."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cherry, K. (2011). Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development Psychosocial Development in Young Adulthood, Middle Age, and Old Age. The New York Times Company. Retrieved from
  • Cortland. (2011). Erik Erikson's 8 Stages of PsychosocialDevelopment. Retrieved from
  • Rennemark, M. M., & Hagberg, B. B. (1997). Sense of coherence among the elderly in relation to their perceived life history in an Eriksonian perspective. Aging & Mental Health, 1(3), 221-229. doi:10.1080/13607869757100
  • Sonoma. (2011). Review Sheet on Erik Erikson. Retrieved from

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