Erik Erikson’s Model of Growth / Development

When I am working with a client or a parent, I sometimes talk with them about what a person needs to learn over their lifespan and whether life circumstances prevented a person from completing the developmental task appropriate to a certain age or stage. Trust, autonomy, initiative, industry, identity, intimacy, generativity, integrity: These are the qualities developmental psychologist Erik Erikson believed an ideal adult acquires throughout a lifetime.
Nerd that I am, I love psychology theory. Wikipedia summarizes Erik Erkson’s Theory of Human Development as follows:

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