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Erikson’s Psychosocial Stages

Past Self 1. Think of an important event in your childhood. What does this event tell you about yourself in terms of Erikson’s stages?

2. Circle what you believe was your resolution at each of the psychosocial stages below and then give a reason for your choice: AGE 0-1 1-3 STAGE Trust vs. Mistrust Self-reliance vs. Selfdoubt Initiative vs. Guilt Industry vs. Inferiority WHY?

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Adolescence Identity vs. Role Confusion Young Adulthood Middle Adulthood Late Adulthood Intimacy vs. Isolation Generativity vs. Stagnation Integrity vs. Despair

personal achievement. Linda Zimmerman. If you are in Erikson’s “Identity vs. Future Self 6.oakton. friendship. how do you envision your future life? 7. How can you be a generative adult? What current behaviors if continued through your adult years might lead you to stagnation? Generative qualities you have now Stagnant qualities you have now Questionnaire developed from the work of Dr. community. Role Confusion” stage: How are you doing with this struggle? If you have passed that stage. What new insight do you have into your own development? Present Self 4. what stage are you in. love. In other words. and how are you doing? Explain. What are your fondest future dreams (could be regarding work. . etc. Professor of Psychology and Student Development at Oakton Community College (http://www. religion. material possessions. What is most important to you in your life right now? What do you value? 5. Used w/permission.). children. wealth.