Erikson's Stages 5 and 6 of DevelopmentBy: Shanice Longsworth Julissa Jackson Nelson Ical
At the beginning of age 11, Sarah needs to work and expand her communication skills. She does not have an attached group of friends at the split-second however, she is trying to find out who she really is and who she wants to be around. She is facing her mental state which causes her to continuously change her actions, social groups, and the way she looks just to get a greater feeling of where she stands in the community as well as what others may think of her. Sarah's parents allowed her to make decisions as to what she wants to do with her life. Individuals her age and in social media is who she turns to when she is making a new resolution. Moreover, she needs to become aware of who she is or else, she will face an identity crisis in the upcoming future. She will eventually, build a relationship with people that accept her for who she is.
Who Am I?
Stage 5: Adolescence (11-18) Identity Vs Role Confusion
Now that Sarah is at the end of her adolescent stage of life, she keeps on asking herself whether she will be loved or be alone. She began to think about who she wants to be intimate with. Within her years of being in school, she met a guy by the name of Mark. They have been dating for a couple of months. The relationship became very intense and her boyfriend proposed to her within a year. They planned on spending the rest of their lives with one another. After a couple of months of being engaged, Sarah had been very busy that she didn't get to spend quality time with him. She was wondering if he still loves her; he was very much still in love with her and committed himself to be there till the very end.
Stage 6: Young Adult (18-40) Intimacy Vs Isolation