Paper Writing - Eriksons stages of development
In this third module, we are discussing the human socialization process and how it influences our
Identify and describe Erikson’s stages of development as each applies to your own personality
formation. How did success at one stage prepare you for meeting the next challenge? What do
you anticipate for stages you have not yet reached?
As you progressed through each stage, how did the agents of socialization change as to their
level of influence? For any stages you have not yet reached, which agent(s) do you predict will
be the most influential?
Look in an online library and the Internet for information on "feral children." Explain why feral
children are used as examples of young people for whom the socialization process has been
The personality formation process can be explained with the help of the stages of
development given by Erikson. The eight stages of development given by Erikson are the
psychosocial stages. The eight stages are trust vs. mistrust, autonomy vs. shame, initiative vs.
guilt, industry vs. inferiority, ego identity vs. role confusion, intimacy vs. isolation, generativity
vs. stagnation and ego integrity vs. despair (Erik Erikson, n.d.). I do not recall anything about the
infancy stage, but I must have been influenced by my parents at this stage and their love and
affection has helped in my progress. I may have developed the sense of trust successfully at this
stage. My parents may have given me a lot of independence in the second stage because I am
confident and secure and do not have any problem of lack of self esteem or feeling of sense of