An individual’s self-description of his/her competencies
An individual’s overall view of himself or herself as a person
The interaction between individuals’ emotional needs and their social environment
Trust v. Mistrust
Safety and predictability
Autonomy v. Shame
Independence, mastery, and control
Initiative v. Guilt
Control and purpose, social interaction
Industry v. Inferiority
Competence at various tasks, persistence
Identity v.

Role Confusion

Sense of who they are and what they want in life
Intimacy v. Isolation
Love unselfishly
Generativity v. Stagnation
Contributing to the well-being of the next generation
Integrity v. Despair
Satisfied with the choices and decisions made during their lives
Preconventional Morality
Shows no internalization of moral values, is determined by the consequences of an action rather than by the inherent goodness or badness of the action
Conventional Morality
Individuals abide by rules that are believed to be internal, but in reality these rules are essentially the standards of others
Postconventional morality
An individual’s internal principles may outweigh the rules of society