Identity, Youth, and Crisis Setting & Symbolism

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Freudianism

This is Sigmund Freud's psychological theory which had a deep influence on Erikson.

The Eight Stages of Man

This is Erikson's eight-stage theory of psychosocial development.

The Ego

The Ego is the set of active psychological motivations that integrate inner and outer perception and balance the Id and Superego, creating identity.

Ego Psychology

Ego psychology is Erikson's school of psychology which understands individual development in terms of the development of the Ego.

Identity

Identity is what is constructed at each period of life by the ego. The ego is an unconscious process while identity is the product of the ego which can be introspects, evaluated, and altered to some extent. Identities develop through identity crises.

Identity Diffusion and Confusion

Identity diffusion and confusion occurs when an individual fails to navigate an identity crisis, instead veering into a negative reaction and losing one's sense of self.

Identity Crises

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