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DevPsych3k Unit VIII, Chapter 18, Assignment 1


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Note that this assignment is the same as some past and future assignments.  The only difference is that I want you to summarize psychosocial development at different stages of development.  When you finish, you should be able to combine all of these related assignments into one large "term paper" on psychosocial development over the lifespan.  (Another way of looking at it is that you are writing a large "term paper" in little blocks which are due at about one week intervals.  I suggest that you think of it this way, and plan and write your assignments accordingly.)

Freud and Erikson are among the principle developmental psychologists who has investigated psychosocial development over the long run.  Do not forget to include other viewpoints that are appropriate.

Identify the range of ages associated with this stage.
What stage(s) of psychosocial development do the theorists associate with this period of life?  What do the non-stage theorists associate with this period of life?
What is the difference in behavior and interactions with others, compared to earlier?
How do we know what psychosocial development is occuring?  (What, if any, special methodological procedures do we employ to find out?)

Be sure to use, and define or illustrate, the proper terms used by psychosocial development theorists.

Using yourself, or someone else that you know well enough (but do not reveal their identity confidentiality and privacy, you know), give an example of the kind of thing that illustrates the crisis of this period that Erikson identified.  Provide enough detail that I know that you know what Erikson was talking about.

I would expect this assignment to be about a page or two in length.

Provide proper references.