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In today’s time since teen bullying and teen suicide rates are doubling and I think that Erikson’s psychosocial theory is a good way to look at it. He suggested that we face a psychosocial dilemma or crisis at each stage of our life. I think it would definitely help the younger teens that are dealing with these problems now because because like Erikson said, it wouldn’t be as hard for them to deal with ...view middle of the document...
"Erikson's theory proposes eight stages of human development. Each stage is characterized by a different conflict that must be resolved by the person. When the environment makes new demands on people, the conflicts arise. 'The person is faced with a choice between two ways of coping with each crisis, an adaptive, or maladaptive way. (Peter K. Gerlach, 2015).
I believe teenager’s resort to committing suicide from bullying might be because they feel like they are alone and have no one to turn to and they feel like committing suicide is the only solution to their problem. They would rather take the easy way out, other than going and getting help and advice from a counselor or parents. If I were to suggest to a young teenager that was experiencing a life crisis, I would suggest them going to talk to a counselor at least once a week and have someone talk to them about their problems. A counselor would encourage them and tell them the best way to approach any situation and let them know that there is a solution to every problem.
Gerlach, P. (n.d.). Perspective on Erik Erickson's 8 stages of human development. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
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