Social and Personality Growt2

Social and Personality Growt2 - Social and Personality...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Social and Personality Growth: Age 3–6 During early childhood, children gain some sense of being separate and independent from their  parents. According to Erikson, the task of preschoolers is to develop  autonomy , or  self-direction  (ages 1–3), as well as  initiative , or  enterprise  (ages 3–6).  According to Freud, children in the second year of life enter the  anal stage  of psychosexual  development, when parents face many new challenges while toilet training their children. Fixations at  this stage give rise to the characteristic personality traits of  anal retention  (excessive neatness,  organization, and withholding) or  anal expulsion  (messiness and altruism), which fully emerge in  adulthood.  Family relationships are critical to the physical, mental, and social health of growing preschoolers.  Many aspects of the family, such as parenting techniques, discipline, the number and the birth order  of siblings, the family's finances, the family's circumstances, the family's health, and more, contribute  to young children's psychosocial development.
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

Page1 / 2

Social and Personality Growt2 - Social and Personality...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online