A Case Study Of Antwan Elliot

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This paper discloses a case study of Antwan Elliot. A short account of Antwan’s personal background is provided. The biographical information includes his life experiences from birth to present day. Also, specific narratives of Antwan’s life will be used as examples to ascertain or repudiate the developmental psychological theories of Erik Erikson, Lev Vygotsky and Jean Piaget.

A Case Study of Antwan Elliot

Biography Antwan is a 19 year-old African American male. He grew up on the outskirts of downtown Raleigh in a poor neighborhood. Antwan’s father constantly worked to support the family while his older sister took on a motherly role to care for him. His mother was a drug addict and was not allowed to see her children. Antwan dealt with social anxiety and several learning disabilities including, but not limited to ADD, reading disabilities and speech impediments. At the age of ten, his father passed away in a work related accident leaving his aunt and uncle to adopt him and his sister. At the age of sixteen his mother passed away. Antwan immersed himself into sports including football, wrestling and track. As an emerging adult, Antwan attends a private university and is contemplating transferring to a more affordable public college.

Erikson . Erickson was a psychoanalytical theorist much influenced by Sigmund Freud. Erickson describes personality development in a series of stages known as psychosocial development. While Freud describes psychosexual…

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