are very fluidic and marked by developmental advancement and regression. The generic nature of the theoretical framework can make it challenging to determine when a person has completed one stage of life and moved on to the next phase. Another potential pitfall for this framework is that the current body of research is male dominated and the values that define the typical “Eurocentric male” such as taking action, making plans, and commitment do not encompass some key aspects of the female psychosocial development. Whereas, the typical female values that consist but not limited to interpersonal skills and social relatedness are not given due consideration in the current body of research for this model (Newman & Newman, 2015, p. 81). An additional observation related to the current body of research pertains to the impact that cultural differences has on the PST. In reviewing various literature articles and textbook, this learner began to consider that much of the current body of research is dominated by “Western Ideals” about society and culture such as individuality, the “American” work ethic, self-reliance, and other traits common to the western world.
Reference Newman, B. M., & Newman, P. R. (2015). Development Through Life: A Psychosocial Approach (12th ed.). Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning. ISBN: 9781285459967.
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