Posted: December 30th, 2016
As a neo Freudian theorist, Erikson attempted to build on the strengths of Freud s theories while avoiding the weaknesses. One of the main differences in Erikson s assumptions is that:
Development occurs in stages as opposed to continuously.
Individuals who experience problems can fixate at certain stages.
Processes in girls and boys are parallel.
Development results from interaction between internal drives and cultural demands.
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