Freud and Erikson's Developmental Theories

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According to Erikson's theory of psychosocial development, which task is associated with adolescence?

Identity vs. role confusion

Which process describes when children change their existing schemata based on new information?


During which stage of Piaget's cognitive development theory do children learn through their senses and motor behavior?

Sensorimotor stage

According to Erikson, what is the main social task of middle adulthood?

Generativity vs. stagnation

What term describes when children incorporate new information into their existing schemata?


During which stage of Erikson's theory do people reflect on their lives and feel a sense of satisfaction or failure?

Late adulthood

What does Freud believe about human development?

It occurs in a series of distinct stages during childhood.

What is the main focus of Erikson's psychosocial theory of development?

The social nature of development.

According to Erikson, what is the main task for toddlers (ages 1-3 years)?

Developing a sense of autonomy.

What is the basis of development during infancy according to Erikson's theory?


What happens when an individual fails to master the developmental tasks according to Erikson's theory?

They feel a sense of inadequacy.

What is the main task for preschool children according to Erikson's theory?

Resolving the issue of initiative versus guilt.

Explore Freud and Erikson's theories of development, which focus on stages of psychological and social growth during childhood. Learn about the different stages and their impact on personality development.

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