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Child Growth and Development

Studies the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and moral development of children from conception to age twelve. Theories of child development, biological and environmental foundations, prenatal development, the birth process, and the newborn baby are discussed. Influences of family, community, media, and culture in various countries are considered.

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Erik Erikson

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Theory of Psychosocial Development

from Child Development and Education 4th Edition by Teresa M. McDevitt and Jeanne Ellis Ormrod, pages 404-405.

  1. Trust vs. mistrust (0-18 Months)
  2. Autonomy vs. shame and doubt (2-3 years)
  3. Initiative vs. guild (3-6 years)
  4. Industry vs. inferiority (6-12 years)
  5. Identity vs. role confusion (9-18 years)
  6. Intimacy vs. isolation (18-30 years)
  7. Generativity vs. stagnation (30-65 years)
  8. Integrity vs. despair (50+ years)

How to find articles written by Erik Erikson

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You can use the second box to type in an additional subject, such as "stages" or "trust," to narrow your search.

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