psychosocial Theory

psychosocial Theory.

I’m studying for my Psychology class and need an explanation.

i want to respond to ttwo post on discussion board;

1. Psychosocial Theory


Yeimi Andujo

PSYC 2314

Professor Bonnette

January 15th, 2020

Psychosocial Theory

According to Erik Erikson’s eight stages of psychosocial development, I am currently in the sixth stage known as the intimacy vs. isolation stage. Erikson describes the intimacy vs. isolation as the stage where one has developed a sense of independence and is looking for a committed relationship. If a person fails to find a significant other that person will experience feelings of failure and loneliness. In this stage I believe Erkison is trying to explain that once a person knows who they are and what they want in life such as where they want to live, if they are going to college and where, what career they want to study, then they are ready and seeking to include another individual into their plans. Although Erikson’s theories place me in the sixth stage because of my age, I am still in the fifth stage known as identity vs. role confusion. In identity vs. role confusion, Erikson explains how adolescents are trying to find themselves and are trying to find out what they want to do with their lives. Failure to complete this stage successfully, the adolescent will struggle with their identity as an adult and will not be successful in building that intimate relationship Erikson talks about in the intimacy vs. isolation stage. I feel that for the most part I know what I want in life. I know that I want to get my nursing license and work here in Odessa after graduating but sometimes I do question and second guess if I want to stay in Odessa or move to a different city in Texas. I also sometimes struggle with my identity in terms of values and beliefs. “Erikson said that we must have a strong sense of self before developing intimate relationships with others. Adults who do not develop a positive self-concept in adolescence may experience feelings of loneliness and emotional isolation,” (OpenStax College, 2014). I am not quite ready for an intimate relationship just yet and I would like to fully figure out myself or successfully complete this stage before moving on to the intimacy vs. isolation stage

2. Psychosocial Development


Based off my age I am facing the “Intimacy vs. Isolation” development stage according to Erik Erikson eight stages of psychosocial development. Which from my understanding what Erikson is telling us if we have yet not learned to love ourselves how will we be ready to share ourselves with others. In order too do that we would have to have successfully resolved the previews stages (OpenStax College, 2014). I agree with the “love yourself before you let someone else love you” because that’s just good for your mental health, I think. The part I must disagree with is the age Erickson says you are in this stage and how you have too successfully resolved from the stages before hand. The reason I disagree on the age is because people learn too love themselves at different stages in their life and some are just born loving themselves. As for getting over the other stages first before being able too attempted the “Intimacy vs. Isolation” stage I disagree because I can see myself in the Industry vs. Inferiority stage more so than the Intimacy vs. Isolation because I caught myself comparing me too others. Although I love myself and allow my husband to love me I still wonder why other people are more ahead of me in life or already have a family and wonder why am I not at that level yet? So, it’s hard to say what stage I place myself in. I do and don’t believe that developmental tasks and psychosocial crisis’ play a role in who you become. The reason is because I grew up with a nonworking dad and my mom who worked in fast food. With my dad not working I learned who feel like a woman should never relie on a man and make her own money. We all know fast food workers don’t bank and my mom had three kids so I know how to mange my money. So going through that made me think and feel that way. But in a way I am like no one in my family puts up with anything. They have a backbone and always told us not to put up with anyone or anything. I am the biggest baby and most caring (honking my own horn) you will met. I see you cry I will cry. I always wish for a world of just happiness. I even feel bad for killers sometimes. Which I dislike about myself. Should be wasting my energy on people who don’t need it. But at the end of the day everyone is still a living person. It’s someone family and I know I don’t want to hear mean things about mine. Also, we chose how we react. Not how we feel but what we do with those feelings. So I guess psychosocial crisis is more of what makes you;

psychosocial Theory

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