This essay explains the eight stages that Erik Erikson proposes that everyone goes through. I have given real-life examples that has happened to me.

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The best-known neo-Freudian was Erik Erikson. He formulated his own theory of personality development. He projected that everyone goes through psychosocial stages rather than psychosexual stages as Freud proposed. Erikson has identified eight stages of psychosocial development that each person goes through during their entire life span. In Erikson's theory, the stages of development process unfold as we go through life. Each of these stages has tasks that have to be mastered in order to …

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…the crises he said they would experience. Three out of the four cases I reviewed seemed to be overcoming the crises they had experienced. If the third subject does not overcome his problem he may be stuck at that stage for the rest of his life and not fully mature. There are steps we have to take in order to become fully mature adults. I personally agree with every stage of Erik Erikson's psychosocial development.