Comparing the Theories of Erikson and Loevinger


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Comparing the Theories of Erikson and Loevinger
Explain generativity. Describe Tompkins’s script theory and narrative identity.
Compare the theories of Erikson and Loevinger
Loevinger’s theory centers on what she described as the stages of ego development. These theories were conceived by Loevinger to help and give some sense of direction and meaning to individual human life. Her main points stressed the idea that as one enters into adulthood, they develop their adult ego which leads to further development of the individuals self awareness.
The individual further become familiar with differences and discrepancies between the conventional ways of doing things and that of individual behavior.Loevinger further theorizes that growth and...
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.....hology and social psychology.
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