Erik H. Erikson's Theory Of Teen Behavior

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Teen behavior can be unpredictable and yet impulsive at times. This is a time in the process where they are finding a sense of personal identity. Influences from an adolescence parent, outside of the family, and friends will have an impact on the way they feel about themselves, but during this time these factors become important. For example, a friend, what’s a culturally popular, trend in society which all helps in the formation and shaping someone’s identity. Erik H. Erikson was a psychologist who was very important in psychology and had theories and impact about child development. In this theory of psychosocial development, consisted of eight identifiable stages, of these stages reaching the age of eighteen years and three additional stages…show more content…
In this stage, she may be challenged and overcome the challenge to reach the next stage. Each challenge she faces she must be aware that it will be favorable or unfavorable. This outcome can affect her personality. For example, in a favorable outcome, Louisa may have feelings of positivity about herself. An unfavorable outcome can leave her feeling as if her future is at a disadvantage. Louisa having a positive outlook on life, it is much easier for Louisa to cope with difficult challenges in life. In reading the case study on Louisa, she is fourteen-years-old. According to the Identity versus confusion theory from Erik Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development, this is the fifth stage of ego. In this theory, Erikson believed that throughout an individual’s lifespan they progress in a series of stages and transition out with self-identity if proper encouragement and reinforcement are received (McLeod,2013). The adolescence who still are not sure of who they are during the transition will have trouble with self-identity and might develop what Erikson referred to as role confusion. I feel the way Louisa is communicating she may experience role…show more content…
Multiple studies have documented the physical, social, intellectual, and psychological effects that attachment has on child development. Overall, if the child’s needs are attended to, the child should develop a positive and trusting attitude toward the world. Adolescence need a secure, emotional, and consistent relationship with the person who is the person primarily caring for them. This helps in their development and helps them to feel like they are not in a fear of danger, feeling protected and nurtured. This security will allow them to build trust with others in the future. Since no one child is like, for Louisa ‘s parents to have a healthy relationship with her they should try to adjust their parenting methods to fit her specific needs. At times to have a healthy relationship with your child, a parent may have to adapt their parenting methods to fit the child’s specific

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