Summary Of Hank's Psychosocial Development

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Hank, or “Hankerdoodle” as l nicknamed him, is my nephew. Hank just turned three years old at the beginning of March. Hank is living in my parent’s home with his Mom and Dad. Hank’s Mom and Dad have been separated for a few months but recently started living together again. Hank’s mom is a marriage and family therapist and Hank’s Dad is a screenprint artist. I usually play with Hank at least once a week, but it was enjoyable to set aside time to really observe him and his development. While observing Hank I noticed that he can hop, run, and jump a few inches on the trampoline and on steady ground. This is all consistent with what the book considers on track in his gross motor skills. Hank also is showing wonderful fine motor skills, Hank no longer uses the palmar grasp and uses the pincer grasp with precision when…show more content…
Hank wakes up around 8:00 and goes to bed around 6:00. Hank has trouble falling asleep and usually needs his Mom or Dad to stay with him until he is asleep. Hank is getting 10 hours of sleep a night, which is a little less than the recommended 11-13 hours.

In Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development, Hank is right between the autonomy vs shame and the initiative vs guilt stages. Hank shows autonomy vs shame when he is able to master and try new skills himself. Hank has become independent and has his own opinions and ideas that are different from others. Hank also just entered into the initiative vs guilt stage, Hank is starting to ask more questions about the things around him and is starting to interact more with others around him. It seems that Hank is in line with Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development. According to Freud, Hank is in the anal stage. Hank is just beginning to be potty trained. Hank has a fixation on potty talk. Some of my questions were answered with potty talk or silly words that Hank thought were quite amusing. According to Freud this would be pretty consistent and make
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