The Theory Of Psychosexual Development Essay

2312 Words May 2nd, 2016 10 Pages
Human Development is defined as a line of age related changes that occur over a life span. Individuals pass over each stage in a different order and each stage develops capacities to build upon the previous stage (Crain, 2015). Developmental theories are discussed using physical, cognitive, emotional, and moral domains with age categories over a life span, from birth to death. Developmental theories help us make sense of our experiences and how they might affect who we are today (Crain, 2015). For example, Sigmund Freud believed life was built around tension and pleasure through the concept of libido and fixation (Crisp, Taylor, Douglas, & Rebeiro, 2013). In this he describes the theory of psychosexual development seen through different stages in life. This paper will discuss my personal development from prenatal to adolescence, relating to domains (physical, cognitive, emotional, moral and social) and different theoretical perspectives discussed by theorists such as Bronfenbrenner, Kohlberg, Piaget, Bowlby, Gesell, and Erickson. The result of this analysis will show how developed theories help explore and explain different aspects of development.

Prenatal Stage: Emotional domain
Urie Bronfenbrenner (1994/1993) developed the ecological systems theory. He believed that a child’s development is influenced by the world around them. He divided the environment into five stages: The microsystem, the mesosystem, the exosystem, the macrosystem, and the chronosystem. Focusing on…

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