Thursday, July 28, 2011

more on TRUST vs. MISTRUST

I've yet to read the rest of this article again.


Psychosocial Stage 1 - Trust vs. Mistrust

  • The first stage of Erikson's theory of psychosocial development occurs between birth and one year of age and is the most fundamental stage in life.
  • Because an infant is utterly dependent, the development of trust is based on the dependability and quality of the child's caregivers.
  • If a child successfully develops trust, he or she will feel safe and secure in the world. Caregivers who are inconsistent, emotionally unavailable, or rejecting contribute to feelings of mistrust in the children they care for. Failure to develop trust will result in fear and a belief that the world is inconsistent and unpredictable.

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