Erickson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development – a theory developed by Erik Erickson in the 1950s outlining 8 sequential stages of human development influenced by biological, psychological, and social factors throughout the lifespan.
Identity vs role confusion– the 5th stage of Erickson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development which includes adolescence (ages 12 to 18). This stage is often characterized by developing a sense of self, identity exploration, and learning roles one may fill as an adult.
Self soothe– any behavior an individual uses to regulate their emotional state by themselves.
Emotional suppression– consciously inhibiting or “pushing away” emotions when experiencing intense or heightened emotions.
Emotion regulation – using skills and strategies to influence and/or modify emotional experiences
We also explore the impacts of high parental expectations and “over-controlling” parenting on how children develop. Importantly, we caution against using terms stigmatizing terms like “helicopter parenting.”
Check out these short videos for some skills to improve emotion regulation!