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Erikson’s Theory of Psychosocial Development: Why is it Still Relevant Today - Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated on Dec 16, 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who should I consult to gain more insight on Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development?

You should consult a clinical psychologist or a lifestyle coach.

2. Why is Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development important?

Its importance lies in the fact that it provides a holistic view of development throughout the entire lifespan. It also stresses on the influence of social relationships on development.

3. Are there any shortcomings of Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development?

Yes. Application of Erikson’s theory is more biased towards boys than girls, and more importance is given to infancy and childhood than to adult life, despite the fact that it is supposed to encompass the entire lifespan.

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4. Does Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development have any relevance today?

Yes. Erikson’s theory is still relevant today as it was when it was first developed over seven decades ago. In fact, the theory is even more relevant today, given the increasing pressures on family life and relationships, as well as the quest for personal development and fulfillment in life.

5. Which stage in Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development is the most important?

Erikson believed that the trust vs mistrust stage is the most important period in a person’s life because it shapes one’s view of the world.

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