Edward is a 15-year old male who is going through what some would call a ‘rebellious stage'. He has difficulty in school and was lately caught stealing from a department store. While it is not possible to definitively know the cause of Edward's actions (based on the limited information given), there are a number of developmental theories which can give a context and other possible descriptions for Edward's attitudes and behaviors.
Recognize how the Erik Erickson's theory can propose a possible description for Edward's actions. In brief review the theory and describe how it relates to Edward's behavior. As well describe other significant variables or factors to consider when working with an adolescent like Edward.