Biological Narrative Essay examples

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PERSONAL POTRAIT: A BIOLOGICAL NARRATIVE 2

John C. Carter
Capella University
Dr. Janice J. Caron
August 29, 2010

Abstract Eric Erickson is best known for his studies with psychosocial development, or the development of a person within a social context. Eric Erickson’s theories focused primarily on the correlation of the release of sexual tension and psychosexual development. The purpose of this paper is for the author to develop a personal portrait integrating Erickson’s developmental theory, Kohlberg’s moral development, and gender and cultural influences. The author will discuss his development from birth to his current stage of development in his life as it applies to Erickson’s stages of psychosocial development and
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The third stage of Erikson's theory of psychosocial development takes place during the preschool years; children begin to assert their power and control over the world through directing play and other social interaction. The next stage of development that I will address is the stage of Initiative vs. Guilt. During this period of my life I was fortunate enough to attend pre-school. While attending pre-school I was able to develop my social skills and how to share with my peers. I remember having a very good pre-school teacher in Mrs. Crockett. Mrs. Crockett helped my development by reinforcing the importance of positive behavior and manners. Those are qualities that I still hold true to this day. The fourth stage of Erikson's theory of psychosocial development takes place during the early school years from approximately age 5 to 11. The next stage of development in my narrative is Industry vs. inferiority. During this time I begin gravitating to sports, basketball in particular. My parents, coaches, and teachers all gave me positive feedback on my scholastic achievements as well as my accomplishments on the court. During this time I took a lot of pride in my accomplishments and abilities. This stage helped shape and nurture my confidence in completing personal goals throughout life. The fifth stage of Erikson's theory of psychosocial development takes place during adolescence; children are exploring their

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