In Erikson’s system, ego identity has two aspects:
• The person’s acceptance of him/herself and his/her place in the continuity of time.
• The person’s recognition of and identification with the ideals and essential pattern of his/her culture; this includes sharing some kind of essential character with others.
The following are Erikson’s eight stages of psychosocial development.
1) Trust vs. Mistrust – Infancy (Birth – about 2 years)
2) Autonomy vs. Shame and doubt – Early childhood (2 yrs. – 3 yrs.)
3) Initiative vs. Guilt – Fourth to fifth year
4) Industry vs. Inferiority – Sixth year to onset of puberty
5) Identity vs. Role confusion (diffusion) – Adolescence
6) Intimacy vs. Isolation – Young adulthood
7) Generativity vs. Stagnation – Adulthood
8) Integrity vs. Despair – Old age
Erikson focus on social emotional concerns of a child development thought out their life.


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