Module 01 Discussion – Create Your Own Developmental Stage
In this module, you explored several theories of human development including a psychodynamic theory advanced by Freud which was later built upon by Erikson. Although the initial stages of Erikson’s work parallels Freud’s, Erikson’s theory introduced three adult stages resulting in a more comprehensive lifespan view of psychosocial development.
In your initial post:
1. Apply Erikson’s theory to your own development and identify which of Erikson’s developmental stages you are in currently.
2. Based on your experiences or what you have witnessed in others, suggest a new stage of development to further Erikson’s theory. Be sure to give your new stage a name, describe its characteristics (age span, behaviors, challenges, etc.), and ensure that it’s clear where it would be inserted into Erikson’s existing stages.
3. Describe whether or not you have achieved the goal of your newly created developmental stage.