Erik Erikson

child theorist (1902 -1994)

His Theory


PERSONALITLY DEVELOPS IN STAGES. EACH STAGE INCLUDES A UNIQUE PSYCHOLOGICAL CRISIS.

Infant (Hope) – Basic Trust vs. Mistrust
Toddler (Will) – Autonomy vs. Shame
Preschooler (Purpose) – Initiative vs. Guilt
School-Age Child (Competence) – Industry vs. Inferiority
Adolescent (Fidelity) – Identity vs. Identity Diffusion
Young Adult (Love) – Intimacy vs. Isolation
Middle-aged Adult (Care) – Generativity vs. Self-absorption
Older Adult (Wisdom) – Integrity vs. Despair


Preschool

Erik Erikson believed that a child in this stage should learn to control of their behaviors. Children who do so will develop a more greater sense of their surrounds and how they should act. Children who do not do so will feel guilty for their actions when pointed out. He also believed kids at this aged learn to be more social with others.


How Kids Should Act

preschool is a developing stage

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