Theories, Key Concepts, Principles, and Assumptions Two theories that will be discussed in this paper is Erik Erikson’s Theory of Psychosocial Development and John Bowlby’s Theory of Attachment. Erikson’s theory is considered psychosocial, emphasizing the importance of social and cultural factors within a lifespan, from infancy to later adulthood. Erikson’s theory is broken down into eight consecutive age-defined stages. During each stage, a person experiences a psychosocial crisis that contributes to their personality development.
1. Using Erikson’s psychosocial theory, explain the importance of developing different types of relationships in early adulthood. The sixth stage of Erickson’s theory is based on intimacy versus isolation. In the sixth stage, a person should be able to form intimate relationships that are not just sexual, but close friendships that allow open and honest attachments (Berk, 2014).
The findings of the study by Lori N. Scott demonstrated the creation of a pattern showing that adolescent girls perceived quality of affection decreased at the start of adolescence, but stabilized towards the end. Such findings can be applied to My Virtual Life simulation because they support how children going through puberty tend to separate from their parents and strive for more independence in order to develop their own self. In my MVL I had a male son which also showed similar patterns of behavior .Between the ages of 12 to 17 Kade had a greater tendency to go against the parental decisions. However, as he turned 18 he seemed to appreciate more the parental advice which proves that a parental method of high affection mingled with a clear set of rules creates an environment where the child can create a good quality of attachment to the parents.
He stated that parents need to create a supportive atmosphere so the child may develop self-control. If basic trust were not sufficiently developed, the child would have developed shame and doubt about his or her sense of self-control. This was also the stage in which rules were
Aging to some is disheartening as this is the process of growing old, however to some this can be a wonderful thing. The recollections and encounters can be something to cherish as one gets old. The life lessons are additionally something that one may esteem. At the end of life comes death which is inevitable. In "Sonnet 73," William Shakespeare demonstrates that love and life are valuable.
Furthermore he has mentioned in his theory, the result of completing each stage successfully, also the result of failure to complete a stage successfully. Erikson’s developmental stages are from infancy to maturity. The eight stages of Erikson’s developmental theories are: 1.
Expectation search - middle age people, people usually over the age of thirty-five, but under the age of forty-five. Again, these ages are not restrictive to a science and are not firm ages, but for the most part that are firm enough to understand my message. These are people who are in search for a partner and comparing their relationship to their family and friend’s relationship, because their friends are in a committed relationship; and they are worried that their life clock is ticking away, especially the female, wanting or expecting to have
Adult mentors are supposed to give advice and help teenagers and people younger than them. Some of them give good advice that helps the person and they take this advice and run with it to meet their potential. On the other hand some mentors give good advice but cannot relate to the teenager and so it is not effective and they just carry on doing what they were doing in the first place. In Catcher in the Rye and “Good Will Hunting” the protagonists have mentors that help them in varying degrees.
Erik Erikson’s stage of psychosocial cognition describes the eight stages of a developing human being and how they should go through their lifecycle. The individuality stage meets and then describes the challenges that an individual would experience. I will try to explain how Forrest Gump will relate to Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development assumption. Forrest Gump perceive many motions as he developed throughout his life. We often coin these changes that Erikson mentions in this movie.
In may cases, these people who find themselves blinded by their own ambition only see success and achievement in the fleeting happiness of superficial possessions. As they relentlessly pursue these goals, they often find themselves in a position in which they are completely void of satisfaction with themselves and the things they have accomplished. In Jon Guerrera’s article, “Why Some People Will Never Be Happy (and What to do About It),” he stated, “When you don’t actively pay attention to the good, your negative memories are in a position to triumph” (1). This causes many success-driven people to experiences great pain and sadness. In remaining grateful for the circumstances she finds herself in, while keeping her goals in focus, Giovanni finds happiness and purpose in the things she can and cannot
If you are old enough to remember, you can think back to the memories of when you are a kid and understand the memories as a child are the best memories that you have in your life; yet eventually you mature into ann adult. Like the book, Catcher in the Rye, the short story Where Are You Going Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oats is about Connie, an adolescent girl, wanting to stay in her child-like life and not mature into a adult. Fortunately, Connie has some help coming into the adult world with the manifestation of a person named Arnold Friend and Ellie.