SocialPsych 9.70 - #HumanDevelopment

Each arrives at this point with more or less

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Unformatted text preview: (and collec­ tive) pasts – including attitudes toward marriage and family that have been shaped by their respective experiences growing up in their own families of origin. Each arrives at this point with more or less different worldviews, val­ uesystems and lifestyles. Typically, this part of the process is marked by an interplay of "approach/avoidance" behavior by both partners, and by "family problems" traceable to differ­ ences, disparities and disapprovals on all sides. This initial "entry" phase involves the working out of basic trust/mistrust issues. From a structur­ al/developmental point of view, can it be seen as a counterpart of the devel­ opmental processes described immedi­ ately to the left and right of this col­ umn? MAIN DEVELOPMEN­ TAL TASK: to get needs (mainly oral/nutritive) met; MAIN DEVELOPMEN­ TAL CRISIS: basic trust vs. basic mistrust; FAVORABLE OUT­ COME: drive and hope UNFAVORABLE OUT­ COME: apathy and fearful­ ness; autism; para...
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