Erikson Timeline

Timeline created by adfreeman2
  • Jacob is well taken for in the first 18 months of his life. When he cries, his parents are loving and responsive to his needs.

    Jacob is well taken for in the first 18 months of his life. When he cries, his parents are loving and responsive to his needs.
    In the first stage of Erikson's timeline, turst vs. mistrust, Jacob is too young to take care of himself or even understand events around him. He relies on his parents to provide him with everything he needs, and uses that trust as a framework for his life.
  • Jacob creates a painting for an art festival hosted by his second grade class. Although he was nervous to show his work in public, his parents and teacher were very supportive. He now asks his parents for an easel so he can paint at home.

    Jacob creates a painting for an art festival hosted by his second grade class. Although he was nervous to show his work in public, his parents and teacher were very supportive. He now asks his parents for an easel so he can paint at home.
    In Erikson's fourth stage, industry vs inferiority, a young child is learning the pleasure of applying himself to new tasks, be it intellectual, physical or creative. It is important that they are encouraged at this stage, or they may learn to believe that they are powerless or inferior.
  • After a long-building relationship with Gina, Jacob learns what is means to truly love and share a life with someone. Jacob proposes to her, knowing that his life from now on will be one intertwined with another

    After a long-building relationship with Gina, Jacob learns what is means to truly love and share a life with someone. Jacob proposes to her, knowing that his life from now on will be one intertwined with another
    In Erikson's sixth stage, intimacy vs isolation, one learns what is means to share a life with someone else. It involves trust, mutual understanding and vulnerability. Someone who is unable to pass through this stage can become distant and isolated, making long-lasting relationships strained and difficult.