Erik Erikson, The Human Life Cycle
Please prepare the following questions:
does it mean to say that humans go through a “life cycle?”
might notions of the life cycle differ across cultures? Examples?
does Erikson mean by a developmental crisis?
his notion of an “identity crisis” speak to your own experience?
you think that specific human virtues (or strengths) tend to be established at
specific times in life? What is your
assessment of Erikson’s assumptions about the virtues that emerge in (1)
infancy, (2) adolescence, and (3) old age?