Human Development Theory

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Developmental Analysis Human growth and development explicitly shows how individuals develop from birth to the time of death. As a matter of fact, there are many things that shape human growth and development starting from the time an individual is conceived in the womb. Much as I want to think that I lived a pretty normal life. However, as I examine my personal life many things that occurred helped shape me into the man that I am. Often, I wonder why I do the things I do, or why I think the way I think, it comes from the things that I face during my upbringing. Many of these occurrences, whether they were bad or good are a by-product of who I am. Consequently, many of these things caused struggles in my development somewhere. I never…show more content…
In Freud’s theory is known as the psychosexual development theory. Freud describes his theory in five stages. During these five stages, just like any theory of human development, the parents play an important role in their children’s sexual and aggressive drives during the first years of their lives, to properly develop (Broderick, & Blewitt, 2015). Freud believes that personality consists of three working parts: the id, the ego, and the superego (Broderick, & Blewitt, 2015). In addition, Freud five stages of psychosexual are broken down into oral, anal, phallic, latency, and genital stages (Broderick, & Blewitt, 2005). Nevertheless, Freud believes that an individual must properly develop through each stage as they are growing up. If the parent does not provide proper care through nurturing they may be stagnation in the development of an individual. Furthermore, according to Freud’s view of human development, I would say that during my early years my mother knew how I would grow up to be a loving, and protective husband. As I stated before, my father was not in the home too often. The very things that I saw my mother go through, I did not want to put anyone through that. So, according to Freud’s theory, my latency stage (6-12 years of age) was a key stage for me. According to Broderick, & Blewitt (2015), latency is when your sexual desires are dimmed down, and children begin to behave appropriate, and the development of the superego emerges. My mother told me when I was ten years old; I began working in the corner store. She said she remembered often I would try to give her money once I have gotten paid from working. I believe from seeing her working multiply jobs to provide, I took on this very trait at an early age. I picked up on the fact, which a man should provide for his family, from what I seen my father not do. Although, Freud’s theory has faded away, he

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