Select two theoretical perspectives from which to explain psychosocial development throughout the lifespan (i.e. Freud and Erikson, etc.). Describe the major tenets of each theory. Compare and contrast the two approaches to explaining development.
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You will analyze your own identity development from the perspective of Erikson’s developmental theory, including a discussion of progress through previous stages, along with the current stage. This paper must use proper citations to Chapter 1 of the iBook. You must include an introductory paragraph with a topic (thesis) sentence, appropriate transitions, a concluding paragraph, and reference page. This paper may be written in first-person format and may include personal stories and references.
- Content Main Ideas:
- 1: Overcoming challenges determines our identity throughout the lifespan.
For this discussion, we are going to examine several roles and developmental tasks highlighted in Chapter 12 of your textbook on midlife. You will rely on information from Chapter 12, as well as in the following article: Psychosocial development
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/susan-krauss-whitbourne/generativity_b_2575916.html (Links to an external site.)
Be sure to use information from the book and/or article to provide support for your answers!
Please respond to the following inquiries:
Give a brief overview of Erikson’s seventh stage of psychological development, Generativity against Stagnation, to begin answering this issue. Then, think of an example of someone from your local area, country, or the world at large who you believe excelled at this developmental stage by demonstrating their capacity for procreation. Psychosocial development
When selecting an example, keep in mind the age range often associated with someone in this phase of life. Pick someone who isn’t related to you personally but who is outside of your immediate family. Give an example of this person’s generative behavior.
Explain the distinction between hedonic and eudaimonic happiness, and provide an example of both, as you do in your book. What role does procreativity play in ensuring one’s contentment in old age?
In Chapter 12, we cover a variety of grandparent-related topics. Read over the chapters in your book that deal with grandparenting. Consider your own or a friend’s relationship with their grandparents and select at least two aspects of grandparenting discussed in the book that ring true. Psychosocial development
Being the “family watchdog,” cultural disparities in grandparent responsibilities, involvement levels, role conflicts, caring grandparents, and the impact of divorce on the grandparenting position are all subjects that could come up. Draw parallels between the findings of the studies on grandparents’ roles and your personal experiences in this area. Psychosocial development