TUES TEST STUDY GUIDE - Developmental Psych Studies...

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Developmental Psych: Studies development of humans in the following areas: Physical Cognitive Social Emotional Trends in abilities throughout adulthood Young adulthood - Time of peak physical development Individuals perform at their best on complex intellectual tasks during midlife People are most well-adjusted during late adulthood FREUD’S THEORY Psychosexual development: Process by which libidinal energy is expressed through various erogenous zones at different stages of development Focused on: Emotional and social development Origins of psychological traits Parts of personality Id Present at birth Unconscious Represents biological drives and demands instant gratification Ego Conscious sense of self Seeks gratification by avoiding social disapproval Superego Internalizes the wishes and morals of a child’s caregivers and behavior of ego Person is filled with guilt and shame when the judgement is in the negative Stages of Psychosexual Development Oral - gratification thru sucking, biting Anal - “ thru defication Phallic - masturbation stage Latency - attention shifts to school/playmates, sexual goes dormant Genital Stages - adult stage that brings desire to have sexual intercourse ERIKSON’S THEORY Focuses on: Development of emotional life and psychological traits Social relationships Places emphasis on ego or the sense of self Each stage is characterized by social relationships and physical maturation Early experiences affect future developments Successful resolution of early life crisis bolsters a sense of identity Life crisis: Internal conflict that attends each stage of psychosocial development Concept of identity crisis has affected the way parents and teachers deal with teenagers Identity crisis: Period of inner conflict during which one examines one’s values and makes decisions about one’s life roles Evaluation of Erikson’s Theory of Psychosocial Development Emphasis on the importance of human consciousness and choice Portrayal of human beings as prosocial and helpful
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