Erickson’s psychosocial theory | Psychology homework help

ASSIGNMENT # 1

Erickson’s theory looks at development throughout life in a series of stages, and each stage identifies a crisis that occurs in life. 

Based on your age, which stage of development does the theory predict you are currently facing? It is important to note that everyone’s development is unique and may not fall into this stage theory. You may feel that the previous stage or the next stage better explains your developmental process.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper discussing the stage of psychosocial development you are currently experiencing. Use the following questions to help direct you:

  • Where does the theory place you in the life stages?
  • Is this stage an accurate reflection of your current life stage? Do you believe that there is congruence between the developmental tasks and psychosocial crisis and your current life circumstances? 
  • If so, briefly discuss the developmental tasks and the psychosocial crisis with which you are currently engaged. If not, what stage better addresses your life stage? What is the crisis being worked through in this stage?
  • Looking at your own career development and job satisfaction at your current or previous places of employment, analyze elements that have contributed to your current status based on your gender and cultural background.

Format your paper according to APA guidelines.

ASSIGNMENT # 2

In this assignment, you will explore Jeffrey Arnett’s research on emerging adulthood, apply his research to your own development, and identify how your experience differs from cultures other than your own.

Locate and watch 3 videos in the University Library on emerging adulthood in different cultures. You may also use journal articles and other sources from the University Library to supplement your research.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper discussing the following:

  • What is the meaning of emerging adulthood?
  • What are the expectations for an emerging adult in your culture?
  • Compare and contrast the expectations and roles of an emerging adult in the different cultures.
  • What are the implications of the transition on middle adulthood?

Format your paper according to APA guidelines.