Emotional Development : Application Of Theories And Any Educational Implications

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Emotional Development: Application of Theories and any Educational Implications
Emotional development is the gradual understanding of what feelings are, how feelings form, what they mean, and developing the skills to manage emotions appropriately. Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung agree that childhood experiences have a profound impact on our emotional development and adult emotional health.
Psychoanalytic Theory with Psychosexual Component Freud’s theory is centered on the idea that a person’s past experiences and childhood traumas contribute to their personality. The psychosexual component describes five ages and stages children progress through from birth to young adulthood and the conflicts that may arise during these stages. “Freud posited that neuroses had their origins in deeply traumatic experiences that had occurred in the patient 's past” (Biography.com, 2016). However, I would argue the experiences of the past need only be remarkable to create neuroses. For example, my family home was only spotlessly clean for the holidays. When cleanup was necessary, my brother would refuse to do his share, this would anger my mother and ultimately result in heated arguments. My father and I would clean the house while the other two family members argued or retreated to their bedrooms. These incidents were particularly traumatic, just incredibly unfair. The emotional implication is that, as an adult, I enjoy having a clean house but feel deep resentment when my husband and…

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