Erikson's Psychosocial Development

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By researching into the different theorist while focussing on abuse, this has allowed me to see how young people are affected abuse within the family whether abuse is happening to them or they are seeing it in their everyday life as different types of abuse can affect their social and emotional development; this has encouraged me to look further into how abuse effect children and young people's development as it will effective help me build on my practice and knowledge while working toward a future job as I want to be able to support children and young people after going through abuse that can leave the depressed even suicidal. Having looked into abuse and the effect it can have on development I hadn't realised how badly it can affect a
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The child will have worked through four stages by the time they will have reached the age of thirteen, these stages are Trust vs. Mistrust, Autonomy vs. Shame, Initiative Vs Guilt and Industry vs. Inferiority, each stage have its own trial to help the child work on their social and emotional development as well as skills that will help them in their adult life. Trust vs. Mistrust is when children are beginning to form the signs of bonds but will also build on getting comfort from a person and see if they can trust or mistrust a person. Autonomy v.s Shame this stage will help them build on their self-control and independence as if children aren't able to have self-control they won't be able to self-esteem; this is can change if parents create a supportive environment; if the basic trust wasn't sufficient then the child will doubt their own independence. Initiative Vs Guilt is when children have to explore in order to find out what kind of person that is going to be; when they are developing they will pick up a sense of responsibility; if children are irresponsible then they can begin to feel anxious and guilty plus Erikson believed that once children are able to do something that feeling of guilt goes away. Erikson's fourth stage, Industry vs. Inferiority occurs between six years and puberty; this stage is when children are entering into the larger world in order to gain knowledge, this is better as children have entered into school so they will pick up things constantly through exposer to technology of their society. They will learn thing when in school but also when they are out

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