Developmental Stages Of Interpersonal Development

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The adolescent period is a transitional period of physical and psychological development. This is the stage between puberty and young adulthood. It is a stage associated with the teenage years that is characterize by stress, crises and conflicts in resolving identity issues, and keen sense of independence in decision making. The adolescent stage is a difficult developmental stage for adolescents. Friendship is a stage in interpersonal relationship where those concerned share common interest and feelings at a certain level. It is a supportive relationship that provides resources for adjusting and coping with developmental tasks of that stage and even beyond. This is the stage of detachment from parents and learning attachment to others developing …show more content…

Jones, John M. Vaterlaus, Mark A. Jackson, and Torrey B. Morrill, 2017). In the 1950’s the dynamics of the family was much different than today. Most children lived with both biological parents in the home. This type of family dynamic was more prevalent, and tended to be more settled. Although, this is true today the number of households with two parents have decreased. Now, though parent continue to nurture the children the living dynamics have changed to households with single, step, cohabitating, and gay and lesbian couples as parents. Times have changed, and so has the norm for adolescents in our society. Adolescents are more mature and seek more autonomy than in the 1950’s. Adolescents now are more inquisitive and are in search of their …show more content…

However, family upbringing itself influenced education, norms/cultural, environmental, social, economic and belongs to the family members. If the family provides a strict upbringing his will influence behavior. Adolescents will tend to be low and vice versa". Supported qualitative results which stated that the expectations of parents review their child to be given hope, and activities that support positive. Understanding of what an adolescent is experiencing when searching for identity, tend to be very easily unstable. Adolescents experience various emotional states. Nothing to worry about, but the adolescent may feel it is the most critical issue they are faced with in life. Erik Erikson begin this journey because of his own subjective experiences of feeling confused, and shameful, and deceived by his own parents. In search of his identity was the driving force of the Identity crisis concept. Each psychosocial stage of Erikson’s theory has played an intricate part of one’s life span. The fifth stage identity vs. role is one of the most crucial stages of life. The teen years are a time of personal exploration. The adolescent years are like exploratory surgery. Those who can successfully establish a healthy identity develop a sense of loyalty. Those who do not complete this stage well may be left feeling confused about their role and

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  • Explains that the adolescent stage is characterized by stress, crises and conflicts in resolving identity issues, and keen sense of independence in decision making.
  • Explains erik erikson's belief that psychosocial development is derived from an epigenetic blueprint. the fifth stage (identity achievement vs. role confusion) occurs during adolescence.
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