Your second essay paper will focus on adulthood. Please reflect upon and share the following:
Compare and contrast the psychosocial stages of middle (Generativity vs. Stagnation) and later adulthood (Ego Integrity vs. Despair) as discussed by Erikson. What skills (tasks) are important in both periods for successful development, and what skills are relatively unique to each stage for successful development? What characteristics of behavior in the former must change in order to develop successfully in the latter? Also, what other developmental theory did these two stages remind you of from other theorists and why? Please use examples to support your statements.
For this paper, you are required to provide 3 scholarly sources to support your claims that are not provided as part of this course. Please be sure to avoid using internet sources such as Wikipedia or other web-based resources that do not have a strong academic backing. You will also be required to use in-text references in your work in accordance with APA style to avoid plagiarism. Plagiarism detection software will be used to scan each paper. Refer to the writing rubric for a guideline as to how your paper will be graded. Students are strongly encouraged to use the University Learning Center (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance with all assignments as APA style is historically a challenge for most writers. A Microsoft WORD format file of your paper (no PDF papers accepted), should be submitted via the assignment link in Blackboard.