Erik EriksonStages of Adolescence and AdulthoodPsychosocial
Stages of DevelopmentAt each stage a person must meet and resolve a
particular crisis.The first four stages highlight childhood.Stage
five is adolescence.The last three stages focus on adulthood.
STAGE FIVE - AdolescenceApproximate Age: 12-19 yearsThe crisis:
Identity vs. Role ConfusionGoal: Clear sense of self identity
Major Task of AdolescenceThe adolescent tries to develop her own
separate IDENTITY while fitting in with her friends.
Those who do not achieve their own identities enter adulthood
confused about their goals, values, and career possibilities.
4 Possible States of AdolescenceNAME OF STATEMAIN
questioning everything, but no final commitment at this time
ForeclosureStrong commitment without questioningDiffusionNo
commitment , no questioning . . . Just drifting along with
crowdAchievementReady to make commitments because questions have
been asked and answered
STAGE SIX: Young AdulthoodApproximate Age: 20 35 yearsThe
crisis: Intimacy vs. IsolationGoal: CommitmentCharacteristics of
Young AdulthoodIf secure in his own identity, he can proceed to an
intimate partnership in which he makes compromises, is open and
vulnerable to another person.The isolated person may have many
relationships, but always avoids true closeness.
Young Adulthood (continued)The goal of commitment is to . .
STAGE SEVEN: Middle AdulthoodApproximate Age: 36 60 yearsThe
crisis: Generativity vs. StagnationGoal: Productivity
Characteristics of Middle AdulthoodGenerativity involves a
productive life that will serve as an example to the next
generationServing the future generation by:Coaching youth athletic
teamsPaying for your college education!Volunteer work
Stagnation in Middle AdulthoodStagnation refers to adults who
are self absorbed and deny the aging process by concentrating
solely on material pleasures and recapturing youth.
STAGE EIGHT: Late AdulthoodApproximate Age: Retirement +The
Crisis: Integrity vs. DespairGoal: Completeness
Characteristics of Late AdulthoodSome face their later years
with nothing but fear and regrets.
Others look back with a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment
while remaining actively involved in life and young at heart.
AgeismAgeismIn this public service announcement from Ireland,
older people are shown with negative attributes across their faces,
while young people are shown in color and given names. Ageism is a
devaluation of and hostility towards older adults.
What different forms can ageism take? What can be done to combat
Based on the way the study was conducted and the findings they
present, do you agree with the researchers conclusions? What other
explanations might there be for the findings?Remember WhenThe
beginning of the song addresses starting their relationship when
theymet, were married, became parents, etc. This is a great example
of looking back upon a lifetime of memories, and evaluating it. It
is pretty clear that these people would be closer to integrity,
viewing their timetogether as positive as reflected in the do it
all again lyric. How does the man look? Is he feeling despair? The
visuals seem to contrast somewhat with the lyrics, as he seems
depressed Death: An ending or a transition?Define deathDo you
believe in an afterlife of some kind? Yes, no, maybe? Why or why
not? If you answered yes or maybe: what can/could the afterlife be
like, and what do you need to do in your earthy life to get there?
After death, what are some purposes of having a funeral?How does
your family plan a funeral to meet these purposes? What are some of
the rituals used in dealing with death?At what age should children
be allowed or encouraged to attend funerals? What could be some of
the benefits or harms? Explain.If you could know the exact month,
day, and, year of your death, would you want to know? Why or why