According to Erikson’s stages of physical development, school-age children 5 – 12 years old typically face which psychological crisis?

  • ego integrity versus despair
  • industry versus inferiority
  • trust versus mistrust
  • ego identity versus role confusion
Number 2 is correct.
Erikson believed school-age children deal with the psychological crisis industry versus inferiority. Ego integrity versus despair is expected in mature adults over age 65. Trust versus mistrust is associated with infants, and ego identity versus role confusion is associated with adolescents.