Perspectives On Human Behavior, Behavioral, And Cognitive Perspectives

829 Words Jan 25th, 2016 4 Pages
Lifespan perspectives are views that provide and give fascinating information about the human development that continues through stages of individuals for which they function. Lifespan perspectives each emphasize and include different aspects of human behavior. Of course, there are multiple ways of thinking about human behavior, the development, and also the changes that occur throughout the time an individual functions. There isn’t one certain perspective that is better or more correct than the other. They each have different approaches that include their strengths and weaknesses, and each brings a different view to our understanding of human behavior. In this paper, I will be talking about three different perspectives such as the psychoanalytic, behavioral, and cognitive perspectives and how they each compare and contract with one another.
My first perspective is the psychoanalytic perspective. Research by Berk (2013) found that the psychoanalytic perspective is defined as “People who move through a series of stages in which they confront conflicts between biological drives and social expectations. How these conflicts are resolved determines the person’s ability to learn, to get along with others, and to cope with anxiety.” Under the psychoanalytic perspective, Erikson, a psychologist, extended Freud’s theory and came up with his own theory known as the psychosocial theory. Erikson’s psychosocial theory is based and centered on social needs. Erikson’s theory of…

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