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    Erik Erikson’s psychoanalytic theory: Erikson’s psychoanalytic theory of psychosocial development has eight stages from infancy to adulthood. According to him personality develops in a predetermined order, and builds upon each stage. During each stage, the child experiences a psychosocial crisis which could have a positive or negative outcome on personality development, the third psychosocial crisis occurs during three to six years of age and he calls it as play age. He concentrated more on…

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    on several theories. A few of the many developmental methods I have learned very well are Piaget’s stages of development and Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development. Piaget’s stages of development are broken into 4 stages, sensorimotor birth to 2 years, preoperational 2 to 7 years, concrete operational 7 to 11 years and lastly formal operational 11 years to adulthood. Since I am in a kindergarten classroom the students are in the preoperational stage of development. In this stage the major…

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    Theoretical Theory Erikson’s psychosocial theory will be the basis for my interventions strategy. According to Erik Erikson, rather than developing in psychosexual stages like Freud suggested, people develop through psychosocial stages. Development is constantly occurring throughout life and early and later experiences are equally important. People have a desire to interact with others socially. In each stage there is a crisis that needs to be resolved, the more triumph the healthier the…

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    Jay does not feel very independent living with his mother. He has stated his interest in getting a job, however, his mother does not allow him to get a job because it will affect his eligibility for his disability benefits. It appears that he does not feel to have any personal control in making his own choices. This can be a reason in which his relationship with his mother is considered to be just “okay”. In a person’s life course, the past shapes the future. Transitions in one’s life can…

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    Question 1: Unlike Freud, Erikson’s psychosocial theory focused on how culture and society were driving forces in human development. Additionally, Erikson felt development was a not constricted to just childhood, but progressed throughout one’s lifespan. His psychosocial theory includes eight predetermined stages each of which include a particular crisis the individual must deal with, which in turn develops their character. The first stage, trust versus mistrust, ranges from birth to one years…

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    Clarice P. Jones Referral Information: Clarice Precious Jones was referred to me by Ms. Weiss at the welfare office. While Ms. Jones stated she would no longer be relying on welfare, Ms. Weiss felt it was important that Ms. Jones was set up with an opportunity for counseling and therapeutic services. She was referred to me because I offer very low cost services on a sliding scale in a facility that runs much like a clinic for mental health services. From Ms. Weiss’ referral information, I…

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    a crucial part of individual lives and there are many factors that can influence an individual’s development, and development can be different for everyone. There are many different theories around development, with two key theories being Erikson’s psychosocial theory and Vygotsky’s cognitive theory. Erikson’s theory focuses on solving internal conflicts, whereas Vygotsky’s concentrates on the zone of proximal development (ZPD), and assisting students in their learning. Teachers can take on a…

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    A Place for Annie, has done a good job showing how the way you act in front of a child can affect their development. The movie starts out with a newborn baby named Annie coming to the hospital where she gets taken care of by her pediatric nurse Susan. Susan has done a superior job getting close to Annie socially by talking to her and physically by holding and showing her love. In doing this Susan has affected Annie’s development by making her more ready for her years to come. As Annie is the the…

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    Erikson's Theory Analysis

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    Erik Erikson came up with eight stages that he thought influenced the development of man. The first four stages correlated with Freud’s psychosexual stages and the last four stages, Erikson elaborated on the genital stage of Freud’s theory. Erikson said that his developmental stages were more hierarchal and they tended to be cumulative, rather than clear cut stages one gets passed (Erikson, 1969). He also believed that virtues that arose from the different stages needed to constantly be…

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    Erik Erikson came up with a psychosocial theory that “focuses on how our personalities evolve throughout life as a result of the interactions between biological maturation and demands of society” (Zastrow & Kirst-Ashman, 2016). His theory is composed of eight stages that make up human development from infancy through adulthood. Stage 1: Basic Trust vs. Mistrust (0 to 18 months) The first stage in Erikson's Psychosocial Theory is Trust vs Mistrust. This stage explains how children 0 to 18 months…

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