Erikson's Life Stages Model - Book or Article recommendation

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Erikson's Life Stages Model - Book or Article recommendation

Post by Mr Ben » Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:52 pm

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Hi there -

I need to find some comprehensive - but not overly indepth, reading material (internet, books, articles e.t.c.) on Erik Erikson's Life Stages Model - particularly in respect to the 'Adolescence Stage'. Does anyone know of any good books/resources out there that can help me? As I say, I don't need anything too 'clever' - as long as it/they contains all the relevent information on the Model and it's individual stages - with satisfactory detail/explanation/definition (some books/webpages I have seen, simply precis the stages - and I need detail really).

If anyone is able to help, then I would be grateful - thanks :)

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Post by Mr Ben » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:52 am

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Post by Mr Ben » Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:13 pm

Yeah, google gave me those, too... Perhaps I just assumed that there was more to it than that. Maybe not then :)

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Post by miriam » Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:22 pm

I think Erikson's stages are just one way of conceptualising developmental stages, to elaborate on Freud's stages, and are just a theoretical idea of the tasks of development. I don't think they have much practical utility beyond helping people understand that there are different challenges at different stages.

There is more info on the different staged models of development here.

Are you thinking about Erikson for a particular reason?
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Post by Mr Ben » Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:49 pm

I am indeed!

I have an assignment to do - a 15000 word essay for my Counselling course, which is to write about one of Erikson's life stages and to talk about how it relates to my own personal experiences and life etc.

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Post by miriam » Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:01 pm

15,000 is very long! Do you mean 1500? If so, you can burn through that easily with a bit of reflection...
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Post by Mr Ben » Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:07 pm

:lol: yeah, 1500! Doh! :D

Yeah, I suppose I could :) I think I might be making it harder than it is - as per usual! :roll:
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