Biological Narrative

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PERSONAL POTRAIT: A BIOLOGICAL NARRATIVE 2 John C. Carter Capella University Dr. Janice J. Caron August 29, 2010 Abstract Eric Erickson is best known for his studies with psychosocial development, or the development of a person within a social context. Eric Erickson’s theories focused primarily on the correlation of the release of sexual tension and psychosexual development. The purpose of this paper is for the author to develop a personal portrait integrating Erickson’s developmental theory, Kohlberg’s moral development, and gender and cultural influences. The author will discuss his development from birth to his current stage of development in his life as it applies to Erickson’s stages of psychosocial development and…show more content…
Confusion. This stage stands out to me because of the many peer related mistakes that I made. Fortunately my parents and other positive role models help lay a strong foundation of morals and values for me to reference in times of doubt. I emerged from this stage with a strong sense of self and a feeling of independence and control. The sixth stage of Erikson's theory of psychosocial development takes place during the period of early adulthood when people are exploring personal relationships. The next stage of development in my narrative is Intimacy vs. Isolation. In this stage of my life I felt like all of the above mentioned stages played a role in how I interacted with members of the opposite sex. Fortunately I have a strong sense of personal identity, which helps when trying to form an intimate relationship with another person. I am currently happily married and experiencing a secure and committed relationship. The seventh stage of Erikson's theory of psychosocial development takes place during adulthood; we continue to build our lives, focusing on our career and family. The next stage of development that I will discuss is Generativity vs. Stagnation. I feel that my wife and I are just reaching this stage of our lives and we are beginning our family and getting our career’s in order. I am looking back on my life and realizing that most things that were important to me ten years ago are not relevant in my life today. My primary focus is on my
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