Erik Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development - ericksons middle adult developmental tasks

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ericksons middle adult developmental tasks - Erickson’s 8 Stages of Psychosocial Development | Education, Society, & the K Learner


Generativity versus stagnation is the seventh of eight stages of Erik Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development. This stage takes place during middle adulthood between the ages of approximately 40 and   The eighth and last stage is integrity vs. despair. Erikson stated that the primary psychosocial task of middle adult‐ hood—ages 45 to 65—is to develop generativity, or the desire to expand one's influence and commitment to family, society, and future generations. In other words, the middle adult is concerned with forming and guiding the next generation.