ALD 321 Reflection

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Erik Dumantay (eed256) ALD 321 Reifel 26 April 2010 Social Development and Play Reflection The topic that I would like to discuss and reflect upon is social development and in particular how the research of Erik H. Erikson contributed to the subject. In past lectures, we learned in class that social development in children can mean many things: learning to be with others, how to make friends, how to negotiate with others, and many more. We learned some theoretical views on play and social development through Piaget, Vygotsky, and Freud. Another theorist that we learned was Erik H. Erikson, born in 1902, is a follower of Sigmund Freud. As a psychoanalytic theorist, Erikson wrote The Childhood Society which talked about how children develop their personality. He says that all children have a social path that they go through in life. Like other theorists, Erikson explains this development of children’s personality through stages. In lecture, we only went through 4 stages because we were focusing primarily on the development of a child’s personality. Erikson came up with 4 adult stages giving a total of 8 stages in his development theory. The first stage in Erikson’s Psychosocial Theory on Development is the “Trust vs. Mistrust” stage. This stage is mostly faced my infants. During this stage, infants develop their sense of trust/mistrust depending on the relationship with certain caregivers. The second stage is the “Autonomy vs. Shame and Doubt” stage faced by mostly toddlers. In this stage, toddlers can
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2010 for the course ALD 321 taught by Professor Reifel during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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