The impacts of Erikson’s Theory of Psychosocial Development from infancy to late adulthood through an example

Zor, Beyhan (2010) The impacts of Erikson’s Theory of Psychosocial Development from infancy to late adulthood through an example. Other thesis, TED ANKARA COLLEGE FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL.

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In this essay, I have researched Erikson’s Theory of Psychosocial Development and what examples he exemplified in his explanation of life cycles through the eight stages1. To prove his psychosocial development theory clearly, I examined my cousin, Burcu’s development from infancy to young adulthood. Throughout the essay, my main purpose is to determine the question; how can we observe Erikson’s life cycles and its effects on our example? As I won’t be able to witness her old ages, I do not have chance to interpret her psychosocial development according to Erikson’s last stages. The reason of choosing Erikson’s theory as an extended essay subject is that I have a deep interest of the things that give shape to human character and since I have begun to search psychosocial development, I believe that a person can easily be affected by his past while shaping his future. In my opinion, Erikson’s theory is quite interesting in a way of reflecting the development of human’s as I have clearly witnessed it through my cousin. The most crucial thing that I’ve deduced from Erikson’s theory is that if a person can solve the crisis he meets during the cycles, that person will reach the psychosocial maturity. If a person is successful in his achieving, he will easily overcome the problems which may appear in the future. Erikson’s main aim was to maintain a series of crisis from infancy to late adulthood, showing reasons which affect one’s ego identity. Erikson claimed that each crisis became crucial at its own stage but each arises in a less obvious form throughout life. In a nutshell, when I was writing this essay, I was deeply influenced by his sayings and started to delve into the subject in order to verify his theory.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Additional Information: Supervisor: F. Müge Dölek IB Notu: E
Uncontrolled Keywords: Erikson’s Theory; Psychosocial Development
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Depositing User: Kamil Çömlekçi
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2010 11:14
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2019 11:17

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