Erikson's stages of psychosocial development, as articulated in the second half of the 20th century by Erik Erikson in collaboration with Joan Erikson, is a comprehensive psychoanalytic theory that identifies a series of eight stages that a healthy developing individual should pass through from infancy to .
What Primary psychosocial challenge for older adults is? Ego integrity vs. despair. Can older adults get chickenpox? Yes, older adults can get chickenpox if they haven't had it before.
Older adults often engage in a retrospective appraisal of their lives. They interpret their lives as a meaningful whole or experience regret because of goals not achieved. Because the aging process creates physical and social losses, some adults also suffer loss of status and function (e.g., through retirement or illness).