At the beginning of this paper I mentioned that there are eight stages in the psychosocial development theory starting with trust vs. mistrust. This stage begins at birth to one year of age. This is when I should have formed a trust with my primary caregiver or caregivers. My dad was absent most of this stage, so my mother was my primary caregiver. Since she never taught me good behavior, right from wrong, and was uncaring when I was born, I did not feel safe or secure around her. I was told through family members that she was unable to hold me without me screaming all the time, and that the doctor said I suffered from anxiety at infancy because I could feel the tension of my mother’s stress, anger, and anxiety towards me. The beginning of me learning to mistrust, and feeling
Since the beginning of time, fathers have had a profound effect on their child’s development. Over the years, the norm for traditional family dynamics of having a father figure in the household has changed drastically, and so did the roles of the parents. It is not as common as it used to be to have a father or father figure in the home. In this day and age, women are more likely to raise children on their own and gain independence without the male assistance due to various reasons. The most significant learning experience and development of a person’s life takes place in their earlier years when they were children. There are many advantages when there is a mother and father combined in a
Adolescent DevelopmentHave you ever wondered why people act the way they do, or have the interests that they do? Have you ever wondered how or why someone, maybe even yourself, has picked the career choice or life path? Have you ever been in a situation where you have said to yourself, “Wow what I just said sounds exactly like my mom or dad.”? There are many theories as to why you might have these questions or experiences, and most have to do with the process of growing up, or adolescent development. Some of the theories that will be explored throughout this piece will be nature/nurture, continuous/discontinuous development, and early/late experience and the interplay between them that occurs during this process. Nature vs. NurtureThe question
The skills a child learns throughout their first couple years of school are essential because they are the foundation for the rest of their education. Although preschool is not mandatory, this is where many young children first develop any sort of social and emotional connections. Now away from their parents and put in a new environment, social-emotional development can affect their behavior in school. Lily Sanabria-Hernandez (2007-2008) finds, “that children whose parents participated in the Peers Early Education Partnership made significantly greater progress in their learning than children whose parents did not participate." Sanabria-Hernandez points to the idea that we as parents are responsible to be active in our child’s education and
“The path of development is a journey of discovery that is clear only in retrospect, and it’s rarely a straight line” (Kennedy-Moore & Lowenthal, 2011). Because development happens this way, it can have many implications for teachers. There are multiple factors and processes that contribute to the variability of individual development of children, however, these differences can be overcome and teachers can give every child the support they need to achieve. Factors specific to the middle childhood years include vocabulary development, differing temperaments, development of attention, fine motor coordination, gross motor skills development and concrete operational development, including conservation, classification and seriation. Although they can create some disorder, these factors should not significantly hinder a child’s education, but teachers should adjust their lesson plans to accommodate all kinds of abilities, including physical abilities.
Even though nature and nurture is still being a hot topic, in the light of recent research, most of the people now believe that both play a significant role in development. Instead of separating and handling their contributions one by one, it is more realistic to adopt a holistic approach and understand how these forces work together to make us what we are.
A child is born in to a fast paced world. The child is influenced in every way, in every place, by every person they come in contact with. From the ages 1-5 the child is like a sponge, taking in all their brain can hold. Forming what will become, who they are as an adult. A main factor in this process is nature and nurture. Nature referring to the genes he/she inherited from the parents, shapes what the child will look like, if they will have diseases, if the child will be a boy or a girl, and much more. Nurture referring to the social, economic, surroundings, and culture. This shapes the child in personality, beliefs, and actions. Nature and Nurture are very important to the development of a child. If the child was to lack one or even part of one, he/she would be deprived of developing normally.
A person is the way they are based on their childhood. People who have a happy childhood, with loving and caring parents, tend to have a happy adulthood. On the other hand, people who had a poor childhood, with disapproval of their own parents, usually do the same to their children or others around them, sometimes contributing to their murders. Infancy is one of the more important stages in a person’s development. Without proper care, and attention, it can have major consequences. Infancy is one of the most fragile and important stages in the development of a human and their emotions. Infancy is a crucial period for the proper development of emotions for the adult personality. (Vronsky 2004). The first twelve months of a person’s life are critical in the development of emotions like remorse and affection. When a child does not receive adequate attention and physical contact during their first twelve months, they could suffer personality disorders in their future. (Freeman 2). When a child does not get enough love, and affection from their parents, they will end up lacking in the ability to show affection or remorse. If they are not taught that from infancy, they will not learn it. Infancy is a crucial period in everyone’s life, and it should be taken with a serious, but gentle hand. As infancy can have major effects on the developing adult personality, childhood trauma can
Psychoeducation Approach is a therapeutic focus in which clients learn practical and positive emotional and behavioral skills to improve life adjustment, management of emotions and self-awareness. A psychoeducational approach appreciates the significance of education in changing unhealthy or negative emotional and behavioral patterns. Psychoeducation refers to the process of providing education and information to those seeking or receiving mental health services, such as people diagnosed with mental health conditions or life-threatening illnesses and their family members.
The nature-nurture is an issue in developmental psychologist to whether how much each play a role in human development. Nature is influenced by our biological factors such as our genetic
development is influenced by circumstances in one’s life such as confused gender roles, fear of
Lastly the contextual perspective takes a broad approach to development. This theory considers “the relationship between the individual and their physical, cognitive, personality, and social worlds that shape the individual”. () These approaches to development introduces the unique at to every part of what makes us human beings. The knowledge each theorist provides his approach to is like the puzzle to life span. “Each prospective emphasized different aspects of development. Individual theories in the lifespan is “based on its premises and focuses on different aspects, therefore not only in theory is “right” or “wrong” but considering the eclectic approach to understand development in all areas of the life span. In my view of why there are many approaches to human development is the reason that different aspects in life shape our development. The biological and environmental factors influence humans to have different personalities. The nature –nurture debate in lifespan development have several different points of views. The nature –nurture controversy questions whether genetics or environmental factors are causing effects in development . The nature “ referse to traits, abilities, and capacities that are inherited from ones parents”
Perhaps one of the most common issues presented in Psychology today is the issue of Psychological Development. There are many factors the affect an individual’s development physically, mentally, and socially. However, perhaps the most controversial and debatable topic in regards to human development is the issue between Nature and Nurture. Nature and nurture are two opposite things that play an influence on the life of an individual. Many psychologists agree that both aspects of the issue play an important role in the lives of all individuals. However, there is an obvious discrepancy between the ideas of psychologists when discussing which aspect of development plays more of a significant role towards development. Even before psychology was founded by Wilhelm Wundt, the role of both nature and nurture have shown much importance people of all ages. After careful examination of both subjects, one can distinguish between which has more of an impact on development, but it is undeniable that both have an impact on the lives of every individual. The topic of discussion is the decision between which topic in regards to Human Development is more important in psychology: Nature or Nurture.
What do you think life would be like if there was no originality? What makes independent thought so important? As we grow and learn about life and ourselves, we must figure out the unique path that will fulfill us most. Sometimes it seems like the easiest thing to do is just go with the crowd and follow others. This way we cannot be singled out, and are propelled through life. However, living life this way does not allow room for any personal growth or expression. I have tried living like this in the past and sticking to the norm, but I was not being true to myself. I would follow my peers in the way I dressed, wore my hair, and even the way I spoke and acted. Through several years of this I found that it did not actually help me fit in at all. I was constantly awkward from being uncomfortable in my own skin and it was obvious to those around me. It was not until after high school that I found it in me to express myself. I started dying my hair and wearing clothes that expressed my personality. It felt good and gave me courage