The Erikson “our ego identity” always changes due
The term ” Identity “is very fundamental concept in the understanding of the theme ofBritishness which is our interst in this thesis . Zuzana Al Tajjarová in her research paper “Englishness in Selected Novels of Contemporary Immigrant Writers in Great Britain” she discusses and explains the term “identity ” and its current understanding. She reveals that The term “identity” firstly introduced by a German-American psychologist and psychoanalyst Erik Erikson and his theory of psychosocial development(Cherry).Encouraged by Sigmund Freud’s psychosexual development, Erikson, developed a theory of psychosocial development and devised the terms “ego identity “and “identity crisis “. According to Erikson “our ego identity” always changes due to the new experiences and information we acquire in our daily interactions with others. Since we are experiencing, we are passing certain challenges that can help or burden the development of our identity.
Thus, our sense of personal identity is shaped by our experiences and interactions with others, and it is this identity; that helps guide our integrated and cohesive sense of self, guides our actions, beliefs, and behaviors as we develop (Zuzana10).