The chapter featuring the model was titled 'The Eight Ages of Man'.
The child now feels the need to win approval by demonstrating specific competencies that are valued by society and begin to develop a sense of pride in their accomplishments.
During adolescence, the transition from childhood to adulthood is most important.
Erikson intentionally did not stipulate clear fixed age stages, and it's impossible for anyone to do so.
Being incompetent "because of aging is belittling" and makes elders "like unhappy small children of great age".
Parents are no longer the complete authorities they once were, although they are still important.
Failure to successfully complete a stage can result in a reduced ability to complete further stages and therefore a more unhealthy personality and sense of self.