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Psychology: Eight Stages of Development.

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Psychology: Eight Stages of Development Erik Erickson developed a theory that deals with eight stages of development, and covers the whole life span. According to Erickson, the first sage is from birth to one year old, and is the time when you develop your basic trust, which he states is being the cornerstone of a healthy personality. This trust or mistrust depends on the love and care you receive at this time. The second stage, from the ages of one to three, is when you begin doing things for yourself and begin to make your own choices. The third stage, age's three to six, is when you being to plan and initiate activities and express the want to do things on your own. ...read more.


During my years of adolescence, I was unsure of who I was, or what I wanted to do with my life. This in turn caused problems for me, when everyone around me seemed to have dreams and visions of their futures. This stage for me took a while to accomplish. Next, during young adulthood, this is the time when it is very important for you to establish a close relationship with another person. This is the stage when you develop intimacy with another, and if you fail to have such a relationship, then you will feel lonely or isolated. This is where I now am in my developmental stages. ...read more.


It is very important to not wait until this stage to reflect and be mindful of your accomplishments and dreams that you have. You do not want to wait until it is too late to enjoy life. People need to slow down and enjoy life when they are young, so that when they are old they have few regrets. It is hard to see an elderly person who is in despair, I hope that when I am older and reflecting back on my life, that I am satisfied. And that I had accomplished my dreams and left a good example for my prosperity to follow. In order for me to be at in that state when the time comes, I think I need to start now, and recognize my potential and set goals for my self, and enjoy accomplishing those goals. ...read more.

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