The last stage of Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development, which I have no personal experience with, is the crisis between integrity and despair. Swartwood (2014, p. 86) states that at this stage individuals “struggle [with] the acceptance of impending death and the fact that our lives are primarily historical, rather than in the future.” When the elderly look back on their lives and realize that they lived their life with purpose, they are filled with a sense of integrity. On the other hand, individuals who fail to view their life in this positive light tend to fall into despair. As I grow older, I will attempt to create a life that I can look back on and think, “That was a life worth living.” Recently, my boyfriend’s grandfather passed away. He knew that his last day was near, but he kept saying that he was not sad, for he had lived a long full life (Matthew Morel, personal communication, February 2016).
This will lead to ... ... middle of paper ... ...eling isolated which can lead to depression. The seventh stage is generativity vs. stagnation which is between the ages or forty and sixty five. This is when people are most productive with themselves and their families. Being productive is important so that the person carry their knowledge to other generations. Failing to being productive can leave to a feeling of stagnant.
Ego Integrity versus despair is the final stage in Erikson’s theory. When an individual reaches an elderly age, he or she begins to reduce productivity and attempts to find new meaning in retirement. This stage is when an individual reminisces about his or her own successes and perceives his or her self as successful. When observation does not bring forth feelings of accomplishment, feelings of hopelessness and defeat may result due to unmet goals
A feeling that we've lived our lives trying to fulfill the the expectations of ... ... middle of paper ... ...at if they are to have a brighter future they must take action. However, for others it may be an attempt to escape anxiety and depression. They think that that the painful emotions will go away by changing life partners or careers. Fearing The Future Getting older can be a scary thing to many people. They sense that the things that kept them going in their earlier years like their career, raising children, physical appearance and health are quickly fading away.
He refers to it as the basic trust versus basic mistrust (infancy) stage. The development of trust is based on the dependability and quality of the child's caregivers as he or she is entirely dependent. Whenever a need arises or even that which cause discomfort, the child seek security and provision from the caregiver. Should trust develop successfully, a child will feel safe and secure in the world. If caregivers become inconsistent and are not emotionally available, or even reject the child, it contributes to feelings of mistrust.
This paper will show that despite aging process will eventually take its toll, people have the mental power to turn it into a fulfilling experience. Aging means change, a process which is inevitable. The real problem is that people tend to see it in a negative way. They feel threatened by aging and tend ‘slow’ down their lives since they aged. This type of negative thinking does not have any future.
I was always taught that if I did not stay in school, then I would not be successful. In some cases, people get lucky and find a decent job where they can live comfortably or at least out of poverty. But generally that is not the circumstance. Staying in school is one of the first most important choices you make because finishing with a diploma is the beginning of your career path. Students have numerous reasons for not completing school but there are just as many to stay in school but chose not to realize them.
I also believe that dropping out is not a single impulsive decision a number of complex factors, coupled with a long process of detachment from school, often affect their decision. Caroline states that said “at-risk students have difficulties navigating through their life in order to succeed”(Caroline,2) which explains that if he/she is currently having problems they will just encounter more without education, it won’t just get easier . Further explained Dalee Chambers informs that “dropping out signifies a final act of disengagement from school” (Chambers, 4). According to the National Center for Education, “in 2001 the dropout rate was approximately, 10.7 percent for people between the ages of 16 to 24 due to attendance. Studies showed that dropout rates were higher for people in the 10th grade, due to the fact that children over the age of 16 were no longer required to stay in school or prior academic factors”(National center for education,2).
If they wait to go to school, it could also put a delay on their career. Then when they do want to go to start going back to college to get a degree, it will become harder to start going back. Also, there are the students that take a break during the middle of their college years and this can hurt them also. Not every student sees taking a break as a bad thing. Many will take a gap year to learn new things through personal experience and not in an academic setting.
If the infants’ needs are properly cared by the parent, infants will not only develop trust and security attachment with the parents, but also trust their environment. If not, infants will develop mistrust towards people, things in their environment, and towards themselves. Erikson’s second stage is toddlerhood, which approximates from one year old to three years old. The issue for toddlers is autonomy vs. shame and doubt. In this stage, toddlers have an opportunity to build self-esteem and autonomy as toddlers learn new skills for themselves; toddlers also tend to be helpless during this stage, they have sometimes felt shame and low self-esteem during an inability to learn certain new skills.