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PSY 101 Assignment No. 1 Complete Solution By Malik M. Zahid / Fall 2021 / New Assignment PSY 101

PSY101 assignment 1 Solution Spring 2021


Student Name

Student id


Question 1



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Trust vs mistrust


Nawazish is only 1 year old. She Is too little a girl. she recognizes her parents only that's why when a strange person comes into her room, she starts to cry.






Industry vs. Inferiority


It is the time to gain confidence. Actually, this is the school time age. Kareem is also a student and he confidently do good work and wins prizes.






Intimacy vs. Isolation


It is the time when a man starts a friendship with others. And also take a stand in their life. Dawood also do he makes friends and starts earning.








Generativity vs. Stagnation

At this age we continue to build our lives, focusing on our career and family. Those who are successful during this phase will feel that they are contributing to the world by being active in their home and community. And Ayesha also does this she takes care of her children.










Ego integrity vs. Despair

The final psychosocial stage occurs during old age and is focused on reflecting back on life. At this point in development, people look back on the events of their lives and determine if they are happy with the life that they lived or if they regret the things they did or didn't do. And Farhan also does this after getting retirement he spends most of his time at the home.




Topic: Cognitive Development
Total Marks: 20
Due Date: 3-June-2021

Assignment Objectives:

Upon the completion of assignment, students will be able to:

Identify the different stages of development as presented by Eric Erikson.
Apply learned knowledge in real life settings.

Question :1
You have read about Eric Erikson theory in lecture 11 of your course in detail. Following are few scenarios related to the stages of development presented by Erikson. You are supposed to read them in detail and identify the correct stage of development discussed in each scenario. After that justify your selection giving at least four points:


Scenario 1:
Nawazish is a 1 year old baby. Her parents are the only support which she has. At this stage, Nawazish feels afraid when a stranger is present in the room but she becomes stable as soon as she sees either of her parents.

Stage (1*5)
Basic trust vs. Mistrust (Oral sensor stage)

Justification (3*5)

This stage begins at birth continues to approximately 18 months of age. During this stage, the infant is uncertain about the world in which they live, and looks towards their primary caregiver for stability and consistency of care. If the care the infant receives is consistent, predictable and reliable, they will develop a sense of trust which will carry with them to other relationships, and they will be able to feel secure even when threatened.

Scenario 2:
Kareem is a 10 years old boy. He has several friends of the same age. Kareem has recently won a race for his school and feels that this achievement has increased his self- esteem.

Stage (1*5)
Industry vs. Inferiority

Justification (3*5)

Industry vs. Inferiority is the stage in which children enter into the greater society beyond the family for the first time. If they succeed in navigating this stage, then they are able to develop a meaningful social role to give back to society. They will become industrious, namely, productive and contributing members to society as a whole. If they do not succeed at this stage, they may develop low self-esteem, culminating in a sense of inferiority, namely, viewing themselves as unproductive and possibly not fully useful members of society.

Scenario 3:
Dawood is a 19 years old young man. He is extremely popular amongst his friends. Dawood has decided to become a psychologist because the rest of his class was opting for to become engineers, doctors and lawyers. In order to become independent, Dawood even started earning and stopped take financial support from his parents.

Stage (1*5)
Intimacy vs. isolation

Justification (3*5)

During this stage, the major conflict centers on forming intimate, loving relationships with other people. During this stage, we begin to share ourselves more intimately with others.
Successful completion of this stage can result in happy relationships and a sense of commitment, safety, and care within a relationship.

Scenario 4:
Ayesha is a 45 years old woman. She is a mother of 3 children. She also runs a small NGO where she helps other poor women by providing them with opportunities for learning and making their lives better.

Stage (1*5)
Adulthood generativity vs. stagnation (middle adulthood)

Justification (3*5)

We give back to society through raising our children, being productive at work, and becoming involved in community activities and organizations. Through generativity we develop a sense of being a part of the bigger picture.
Success leads to feelings of usefulness and accomplishment, while failure results in shallow involvement in the world.

Scenario 5:
Farhan is 60 years old
man. He is now retired from his job and spends most of his time gardening at his home. He often contemplates on his past

Stage (1*5)
Ego integrity vs. despair

Justification (3*5)

This stage begins at approximately age 65 and ends at death. It is during this time that we contemplate our accomplishments and can develop integrity if we see ourselves as leading a successful life.


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