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    Atypical Child Development

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    range of skills at approximately the same age and in the same sequence as the majority of children of similar age.” (Allen 81) As sad as it sounds, children and their developmental stages are rather predictable. I work at a preschool and more often than not we find ourselves seeing the typical developmental process. A developmental sequence tend to be predictable and based off of observations of children of the same age. An example of motor development sequence is first a child touches toys,…

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    Introduction Traditional theories are important to understand as they are the foundation alternative theories come from and are the groundwork of many social work beliefs and constructions. Traditional theories were developed in a time that cultural diversity was not common, women were not seen as equals, and socioeconomic status was not considered among many other elements overlooked at impacting a person’s development. However, what traditional theories lack in is what led to the development…

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    Erikson, developmental psychologists proposed in his theory of “Stages of psychosocial development”, that over the life-span an individuals pscyhological development takes place in eight stages and is influenced by internal and external factors such as physical limitations, environment, culture and social experiences. Within each stage psychological crises arise and the success or failure of their resolution builds on past experiences as the individual’s progresses through to the next stage…

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    As professional helpers, it is important to have a solid foundation of the various developmental models and theories that undergird the work of human behaviors and experiences (Broderick & Blewitt, 2015). In this week’s reading, we were introduced to theoretical perspectives that help to categorize human development models. In this paper, it is my hope to categorize human development theories based on the dichotomies of nature versus nurture, universality versus diversity, qualitative change…

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    ANALYSIS OF DEVELOPMENT THEORIES Analysis of Development Theories Erik Erikson (1950, 1968) proposed a theory of psychological development comprising eight stages. This focuses on how personalities evolve throughout life as a result of the interaction between biologically based maturation and the demands of society. The eight stages are based partly on the stages proposed by Freud and partly on Erikson’s studies in a wide variety of cultures. According to Erikson (1950, 1968), each stage of…

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    Dora's Observation

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    a few days ago. At one point she stated that she used to be “so smart” and now she is “dingy.” Based upon this statement and her lack to recall recent events, I would gather that the developmental stage that Dora is currently experiencing is consistent once again with Erickson’s final psychosocial development stage ego integrity vs. despair. This is clearly evident when Dora reflects upon her life including all aspects, the good and the bad. According to Erickson as we grow older and…

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    the environment around them. His theory focuses on eight stages that each result in a new personality characteristic. The environment at the time and the individual’s response to it determine whether the quality of the personality will be healthy or unhealthy. A healthy outcome leads to an easier time of accomplishing more positive results. An unhealthy outcome has potential to cause further damage to their psychosocial development. The first stage of this theory is the crisis of trust versus…

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    Erickson’s eight stages of social development is a basic framework for describing the needs of people at different developmental stages ( Woolfolk, Winne & Perry, 2012). According to the theory at different stages in their lives, people are presented with a developmental crisis. The successful resolution of the crisis prepares people for the next. If a stage is not successfully completed it can have lasting effects on a persons life. It is important to note that if a stage is not successfully…

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    Outline Topic: Erik Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development. Focus Question: How do psychosocial crises shape personality? Thesis statement: Erikson Believed that people face eight major crises during their lives; in each one, a person confronts, and hopefully masters, new challenges, each stage builds on the successful completion of earlier stages, and if challenges are not successfully completed at any given stage, they can be expected to reappear as problems in the future. Outline…

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    1. Review the developmental theories described in the readings. Can you identify any of the theoretical underpinnings in clinical practice with adults or older adults? Investigate and describe the propositions of at least two theories or models in Alley et al. that you were not previously familiar with. For one of these theories, discuss the appropriateness and potential implications for their application in practice? Identify any potential unintended consequences for use of this theoretical…

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