Steven Gans, MD is board-certified in psychiatry and it is an active manager, teacher, and mentor at Massachusetts General Hospital.
- Trust vs. Mistrust
- Autonomy vs. Shame and Question
- Initiative vs. Guilt
- Industry vs. Inferiority
- Identification vs. Confusion
- Intimacy vs. Isolation
- Generativity vs. Stagnation
- Integrity vs. Despair
Closeness versus isolation may be the stage that is sixth of Erikson’s concept of psychosocial development.
This stage occurs during young adulthood between your many years of around 19 and 40. The major conflict centers on forming intimate, loving relationships with other people during this period. Success at this time contributes to satisfying relationships. Failure, having said that, may result in emotions of isolation and loneliness. (more…)