8 - PsychosocialTheory BasicConceptsofPsychosocialTheory

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Psychosocial Theory Basic Concepts of Psychosocial Theory -”Psycho” = individual (inherited traits, developing brain) -”Social” = societal influences -Represents human development as a product of the interaction between individual needs and abilities and societal expectations. -Sets the stage for internal conflict (psychosocial crises) Six Organizing Concepts of Psychosocial Theory -Stage of Development -a period of life that is characterized by a specific underlying structure (framework) - Epigenetic Principle : a biological plan for growth allows each function to emerge gradually until the individual has fully developed. -early stages lay the foundation for later development. -themes from early stages can re-emerge in later stages. -Developmental Tasks -A set of skills and competencies that contribute to increased mastery over one’s environment -Define what is healthy development at each age in a particular society. -Age-graded expectations: what society expects at each stage.
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2008 for the course HDFS 1080 taught by Professor Burke during the Fall '08 term at UConn.

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8 - PsychosocialTheory BasicConceptsofPsychosocialTheory

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