Adult developmentUploader: Tygomi 4 years ago Subscribe 4
This stage begins at approximately age 65 and ends at death. Erikson's first psychosocial crisis occurs during the first year or so of life like Freud's oral stage of psychosexual development. I'm turning 28 at the end of the month but am already experiencing some of these things. For example, during this stage children begin to assert their independence, by walking away from their mother, picking which toy to play with, and making choices about what they like to wear, to eat, etc. In the discipline of psychology and sociology, a lot of time is spent exploring child and adolescent development, but we must not forget about the critical development of adults, as well.