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1 Erik Erikson Psychosocial Development HDFS 3301 Dr. Trejos Basic Assumptions of Erikson’s Theory ± Extension of Freudian theory: focuses on the ego as a central component in the individual’s functioning. ± Erikson is often considered the first first true “life-span developmental psychologist.”
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2 ± Psychological development: interaction between maturational processes or biological needs and the societal demands and social forces encountered in everyday life. ± Each stage in Erikson’s theory is associated with a conflict that the individual needs to resolve before moving on to the next stage. Basic Assumptions ± Emphasizes the strength of the ego and its role as intermediary between the id and the superego, or the demands of society. ± Psychological development results from the interaction between biological needs and social demands. ± Psychohistory- a history of those events of a social nature that interact with biological processes to produce behavior.
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3 The Principle of Epigenesis ± The principle of epigenesis (epi meaning upon, and genesis meaning emergence) is the theoretical basis of Erikson’s work ± Embryological model, in which each event during fetal development has a unique time of ascendancy, the plan for which is contained in the organism’s genes. Erickson’s Model ± During each of the eight stages, a specific conflict has a particular significance for development. ± Conflicts result indirectly from a struggle
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