Erikson's Psychosocial Theory Of Physical And Psychological Development

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From the moment Melissa was born she was predisposed into the world she was learning every day of her life about the world around us. Melissa’s gross motor skills were normal and she was a quick learner. Gradually Melissa went through normal Physical and cognitive development changes and psychological development changes. Melissa developed physically and cognitively normal as a child with her body, and psychologically. Our parenting style was authoritative with high levels of warmth and demand but we were not overly strict. We were assertive and had strong standards of behavior for Melissa but also was supportive and understanding their children 's point of view. Melissa was a pleasant child who easily followed direction from her parents. …show more content…
Grad school may be in the future but either way she needs something to cover her expenses while she s with her parents and figure where she may land. The social and emotional notion that young adults experience is probably the main element in shaping an adult life. Melissa wanted to learn to function without using parents as major source of comfort, security, direction. Melissa developed adult friendships that she hoped would continue outside of college. Per Erikson’s psychosocial theory of development, the impact of external factors, parents and society on personality develop from childhood through adulthood (McLeod, S. A. (2008). Melissa was taught by her parents to become independent, and you have to work hard for all that you want and desire in …show more content…
She graduated with a teaching degree but there were presently no openings. She was not worried at first but was going to keep her ears open for another job. Pearlin’s model notes that anticipated life course role changes, such as getting married and having children, cause less psychological distress than unscheduled changes such as car accidents or the loss of employment. Pearlin maintains that social class, a person 's coping skills, the social support networks available to a person, and the type of stress all have an impact on the individual route that a person 's life course follows (L.M.Baumgartner2001). Melissa started to wonder if she would ever meet someone she can spend the rest of her life with. She was in her late twenty’s now, and feels that she is ready to start a family. Per Erikson Melissa is in the Intimacy and Solidarity stage when young adult people tend to seek companionship and love (Saul McLeod, 2008). Melissa moved into her own house and started joining friends from work going out. In his theory of psychosocial development, Erikson described two fundamentals that dominate adulthood, Love and work. Melissa developed adult friendships through work and was feeling a direction in her life. Melissa is excited that she is out in the social world more and meeting new people. Melissa has always had a great personality, and was easy to

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