Development of Personality Week 2 Assignment


Point Value

Adequately covers the topic – Writing is within the required word count of 200 words

40 points

Organization-Uses correct APA format in paper as well as with citations and references.  

20 points

Spelling/Grammar/Posts word count

20 points

Uses the required number and good scholarly resources (Two, and one may be your text)

20 points


100 Points


Please read these directions carefully so that you will understand this assignment.


Erik Erikson studied the development of personality over the course of the entire life span. Review Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development (Schultz & Schultz, 2017, pp.162-170) and construct your own chart, graph, or other visual that illustrates the stages, their respective conflicts, and a practical example of each stage. You will definitely need to read about Erikson’s theory in the text in order to give good examples and reflections. 


**Important: Anyone can easily “copy and paste” one of Erikson’s charts from any online resource but remember that is plagiarism. Please do not plagiarize your work. Any work that is plagiarized will receive a zero. Be sure that your examples are original.


Think about your own personal development and how you relate to Erikson’s stages. For example, how did you develop during the “trust vs. mistrust” stage? Consider which factors may have influenced you during this stage. What events do you remember that influenced your development one way or the other?

When you get to a stage or an age that you have not yet experienced, then you may want to write about how a parent, grandparent, mentor or other person who is developing in this stage of life. You are welcome to choose a character example from a movie or television as long as you can appropriately describe the developmental stage according to Erikson’s model.


Don’t forget to list your references and use citations for your work. 


Remember, this assignment is emphasizing your visual creation representation such as a standard chart, a graph, an info graph, or even a pie chart. Feel free to be creative and enjoy your work!


Schultz, D. P. & Schultz, S. E.. (2017).  Theories of Personality. Cengage Learning.

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