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Guided Essay 1: Trouble in Adolescence 1 Guided Essay #1 An Example of Erik Erikson’s Eight Psychosocial Processes Within One Developmental Stage Trouble in Adolescence Katherine Gomez Identity Formation across Cultural Frontiers Enculturation, Immigration, Acculturation October 5, 2010 Words: 1,441
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2 , Guided Essay1: Trouble in Adolescence Description: Kassie is a fourteen-year-old girl in her first year of high school. I listen to her afterschool and hear her say that she does not wish to be romantically involved with peer groups of the opposite sex until she is 24 years-old. There have been young boys interested in her, but she rejects their interests. I know the case is not that she is homosexual because she has liked boys in the past as well. Her parents have told her since she was young not to have boyfriends at an early age. They specifically say that the age of 18 will be acceptable for her to have her first relationship. When they see her have any sort of interaction with a boy her age, she gets scolded or yelled at. Mystery: Kassie is interested in boys, yet she rejects her desire to be romantically involved. Research Question: What, in Kassie’ s developmental stages and processes, can explain why unlike her peer groups, she is uninterested in being romantically involved with the opposite sex. Stage: Kassie is 14 years old. She is in school and interacting with her peer groups. Kassie is in the Adolescent Age stage.
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Guided Essay 1: Trouble in Adolescence 3 Soma Processes: A. Psychosexual Mode: Puberty Kassie is currently in the Puberty part of her psychosexual development. Her decision to not have romantic relationships with boys until the age of 24 shows a disruption in play. Rather than having romantic relationships with her peers to model a future relationship with a future spouse or serious boyfriend like every other girl her age is currently doing, she has decided to stay single. The pressure of her parents seems to hold her back from doing as her peers and her mind are telling her. At the same time, Kassie is also going through puberty. Her body is telling he to interact with boys of the opposite sex, and to start relationships with them. This pressure creates a tension in Kassie’ s Soma. Kassie’ s body is telling her to do one thing, yet her body is telling her something else. B. Radius of Significant Relations:
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This note was uploaded on 10/14/2011 for the course PSYCH 4590 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at CUNY Brooklyn.

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