Latency 5-12 yrs.
Ego Development Outcome: Industry vs. Inferiority
Basic Strengths: Method and Competence
In This stage, also referred to as Latency, humans have the capacity to learn, many new skills and knowledge capable of learning, thus developing a sense of industry. This also is a very social developmental stage. Should the child experience unresolved feelings of inadequacy and inferiority in their respective peer groups, he or she will potentially have serious problems in terms in self-esteem and confidence. (1)
Middle Adulthood: 35 to 55 or 65
Ego Development Outcome: Generativity vs. Self-absorption or Stagnation Basic Strengths: Production and Care
At this stage the industrious aspect is more prevalent. To Erikson observed middle-age is when the adult focuses with creative and meaningful work and with issues surrounding our family. The main objective is to propagate culture and instill values of within the family and beyond while working to achieve a stable environment. Strength...