the 8 stages
Birth to 12 to 18 months
The infant must form a first loving, trusting relationship with the caregiver, or develop a sense of mistrust.
18 months to 3years
The child's energies are directed toward the development of physical skills,including walking, grasping, and rectal sphincter control. The child learnscontrol but may develop shame and doubt if not handled well.
The child continues to become more assertive and to take moreinitiative, but may be too forceful, leading to guilt feelings
The child must deal with demands to learn new skills or risk a sense of inferiority,failure and incompetence
The teenager must achieve a sense of identity in occupation, sexroles, politics, and religion
The young adult must develop intimate relationships or sufferfeelings of isolation.
Each adult must find some way to satisfy and support the next generation
The culmination is a sense of oneself as one is and of feeling fulfilled.