Psychoanalytical Theories That Show How Healthy Development

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Christos Vagenas
Azusa Pacific University The stages of development are psychoanalytical theories that show how healthy development in an individual should be from the age of adolescence to adult-hood as described in the Invitation to the Life Span by Kathleen Berger (Berger, 2010). I interviewed an eighteen-year-old female who is currently a freshman at a four-year university, the youngest in her family. In addition, I interviewed a man in his early fifties who has two kids and a wife. This individual owns a business that he started thirty years ago. These interviews and responses coincide and differentiate in many ways. This portrays a contrast in their developmental stages, while including how their faith has been a key factor in their development.
The eighteen-year-old interviewee comes from a family of five with two older siblings, a mother and father. During the interview, the eighteen-year-old interviewee stated that she felt that she is more knowledgeable with her life experiences. This relates to the social learning theory where an individuals behavior and knowledge is emphasized through their observations from birth to adult hood (Berger, 2010). She included that she enjoys social learning because she is an adult, but she still has time to find out who she is and what she wants to be. However, she still is dependent on her parents, and living under their roof and finances. Thus, resulting in her not having the full college experience such as
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