to Barbara and Philip Newman infants (birth to two years old) experience the
psychsocial crisis of Turst vs Mistrust. A psychosocial crisis is a predictable
life tension during a certain stage in life. Psychosical in this sense draws to
the point that the crisis is due to societal and cultural influences as well as
psychological. Crisis in this sense refers to a normal stressor instead of an
It is a
crisis, in that an infant will either develop trust like attributes or will
develop attributes of mistrust.