psy week 6 social development chpt.

psy week 6 social development chpt. - 65 is no longer the...

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1 Adolescence and Adulthood Checkpoint Amber Cooper PSY 202 January 28, 2012 Janie Lacy
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2 For this week’s assignment over social development, I chose an article by Kirk A. Bingaman, PhD. His article was entitled “The Postmodern Life Cycle and Pastoral Care and Counseling”. It was a very interesting article and I thoroughly enjoyed reading something from a religious standpoint. I chose this article because it discusses Erickson’s theory of life cycle development. I wanted to further my understanding of his theory from last week’s readings and I believe it did. I would enjoy more writings from Dr. Bingaman. I would definitely use this article for a research paper. From a Christian standpoint and a psychology student, this article interested me greatly. Bingaman thoroughly explains Erikson’s theory of life cycle. Bingaman does not disagree with Erickson’s theory, but instead feels with the changing world, Erickson’s life cycle itself has changed. For example, Bingaman suggests,
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Unformatted text preview: 65 is no longer the beginning of old age, but instead is the beginning of a Third Age. Bingaman, (2007) Self awareness and development of relationships is something we struggle with not only in adulthood, but also in all of life. Once one becomes aware of whom they are, they are more successful in understanding relationships with friends, family and even God. Mid-life transitions or as most people call them, mid-life crisis, can come during this development of discovering who oneself is. During a mid0life crisis, I feel people begin to believe that they are heading down the metaphorical hill of age. People start reflecting and maybe regretting things they have yet to do before they feel they are too old to do them. 3 REFERENCES Bingaman, K.A. (2007). The Postmodern Life Cycle and Pastoral Care and Counseling. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 9(1), 83 ....
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