Erikson’s main contribution to psychology was his developmental theory. He developed eight psychosocial stages of development and believed that each stage presents
Eric Erikson was one of the most famous theorists of the twentieth century; he created many theories. One of the most talked about theories is his theory of psychosocial development. This is a theory that describes stages in which an individual should pass as they are going through life. His
Maryalice Kozar-Westman, Meredith Troutman-Jordan and Mary A. Nies (2013) investigated the suitability of using the Successful Aging Inventory in an effort to describe successful aging among older adults currently living in assisted living community. Their findings showed that among the differences were those influenced by gender, with females tending to score higher on successful aging.
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the results of my second interview and assessment with an older adult, including a depression assessment, a pain assessment, as well as discussion of the client’s home environment and advanced directives. Finally, I will discuss a teaching topic and a list of interventions that may benefit Mrs. W. As you may recall from the first interview, Mrs. W. is retired, but volunteers at the hospital where I work. Mrs. W. is very knowledgeable about her health, as well as the importance of health promotion.
The six perspectives include: psychodynamic, behavioral, humanistic, cognitive, contextual, and evolutionary. Psychodynamic is where behavior throughout life is motivated by inner, unconscious forces that are stemming from childhood over which we have little to no control of. Erik Erikson and Sigmund Freud fall into this perspective. The behavioral perspective involves
The older adult population has grown significantly which, in turn, increases the awareness of healthy ageing. Through this new found awareness, facilitators and barriers to healthy ageing were identified and explored. No factor related to aging is solitary, as all factors influence one another. To begin, taking care of the
2. Summary of related literature or studies Erikson’s psychosocial development theory became the foundation of understanding human development across the lifespan. He hypothesized that individuals who fail
This study proposal has the goal of discover how elderly women living in retirement This research proposal intends to expand the existing knowledge by targeting a less studied group: elderly women residing in retirement homes.
Similarly, the two are therapeutic professionally facilitated interventions giving thought to the past, present and future with target outcomes. The idea is, as the older adult explores past experiences it is helpful in understanding who they are presently, in other words self-identity is enabled. In like manner, the older adult holistic well-being and coping ability is regarded. Next, they both strive for emotional resolutions due to unfinished issues resulting from life’s pain, grief and regret. Last, both are facilitated in a group setting to enhance social support and interrelations.
Having knowledge and skills in collecting, organizing and interpreting data during assessment is vital in a social worker’s career. In collecting data, a social worker must understand age-specific assessment to better assist the geriatric population (Richardson & Barusch, 2006). Furthermore, a social worker must understand the different implications that ethnicity can have on an aging population. For example, several cultures do not encourage openness about problems in daily life. In cases such as this, a social worker must develop a different approach to assisting clients from this
Erikson’s theory of personality is based on his eight stages of development. In each of these eight stages of
My Personality Paper: Erikson’s Theory of Psychosocial Development in Application Theory Description Erikson’s theory is rooted in what he called the eight stages of psychosocial development which include trust vs. mistrust, autonomy vs. shame, initiative vs guilt, industry vs. inferiority, ego identity vs. role confusion, intimacy vs. isolation, generativity vs. stagnation, and
Erikson’s (1959/1980) stages of psychosocial development. Though Erikson was influenced early on by his teacher, Sigmund Freud, unlike Freud or Piaget, Erikson emphasized the role of culture and society in the development of personality throughout an individual’s lifespan. Erikson (1950) believed that individuals experience a psychosocial crisis during each of the stages of development and that the way in which those crises are resolved results in either a positive or negative impact on the development of personality as one progresses through life. In his Eight Stages of Man, Erikson (1950) argued that psychosocial development occurs through the positive resolution of the following eight crises: (a) trust v. mistrust, (b) autonomy v. shame and doubt, (c) initiative v. guilt, (d) industry v. inferiority,
As a young girl, I often sat next to my grandmother intently listening to her tell stories. Regularly spending her free time sewing quilts for another soon expected grandchild, my grandmother would often humor me and my siblings with fascinating stories of her youth. Filled with exaggerated tales of heroism and mischief, the stories eventually ended with a lesson learned or an inspiring outcome. The purpose of this discussion board is to talk about the benefits of life reviews and life stories of the older adult, to identify inferences that can be utilized to improve effective communication strategies of older adults, while incorporating the impact of culture and family values in providing quality care for older persons.
Asking clients to share something about themselves and their life history, apart from the reasons for the health visit or administration helps to establish rapport and increases the client’s comfort level (Arnold & Boggs, 2011, p.373). Older adults are likely to