Checkpoint stages of ego devlopment

Checkpoint stages of ego devlopment - Jane Loevingers...

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Jane Loevinger’s theory of ego development is highly influential and is a compliment to Erikson’s theory psychosocial development. Loevinger proposed a theory that has implications for understanding the entire lifespan. The view of the ego is “the striving to master, to integrate, to makes sense of experience” (University of Phoenix, ). The basic process of selfhood (the sense of the ego or “I” as the active interpreter of experience) changes in important ways over the course of a human life (University of Phoenix). The model of ego development changes over time and earlier stages must be master before going on to the next stage. The movement from one stage to the next is complex and requires both internal maturation and external forces, which are in constant reciprocal interaction. There are eight stages of Loevinger’s ego development which are: I-2 Impulsive- impulse control is impulsive, interpersonal mode is egocentric/dependent, and conscious preoccupation is bodily feelings. Delta Self-protective- impulse control is opportunistic, interpersonal mode is
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This note was uploaded on 07/22/2010 for the course PSY 230 taught by Professor ??? during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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