Mental illness where spread through this family like a wild fire and there could have been a much need. Each charter in the book goes through many different psychological problems. The difference is based on what the mother does to each individual in the family.
Looking only at Russell, the second to youngest son that had learned to grow up in the environment that he was in. According to Erikson’s Psychosocial Stages, Russell had learned from the stage “Autonomy vs. Shame and Doubt” that he would be on mothers good side if he told her what David was doing wrong and would get scolded or punished if he was nice to him. Since, the mother supported Russell when he told on David it became the right decision to do, in his eyes.
When the mother had started to take her anger out on …show more content…
According to Freud's idea of the: I’d, ego, and super ego. The older boys had I’d because they were not worry about the middle child just them self’s. Even the mother had I’d she wanted or demanded immediate satisfaction. When she wanted David to do something he was to do it her way or no way and if he did not do it in the time that she demanded she would torment him by taking food away. This made her have a bigger Ego them anything. The farther on the other hand had a small Ego because he knew what mother was doing was wrong and that she needed to stop. However, if he could save his tail he would by making sure that he just gave in to whatever she had said.
With Erik Erikson and Freud's ideas it made it clearer of what was effecting each charter of the book. From the younger boys being categorized under Erikson’s Psychosocial Stages created a clear outlined for the children to have an outline of what kids are trying to achieve more of. Father and mother where only after self-satisfaction just in different ways but the mother won it in her way in the
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Erikson was a German psychologist and psychoanalyst. He was a student of Freud, and was greatly influenced by his theories of personality development. Similarly to Winnicott, Erikson drew on his experiences as a child analyst, to inform his contributions. Erikson’s theories, like Winnicott, are highly regarded today.
Erik Erikson was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1902. Because his mother was Jewish and his father was not, he was often bullied in school. He had blonde hair and blue eyes, so his Jewish peers mocked him for standing out and being different, and his peers at school teased him simply for being Jewish. His own internal conflict with his identity sparked his interest in identity formation and development. Although he never actually received a degree in medicine or psychology, he became friends with Anna Freud who helped him study psychoanalysis. Erikson supported and was influenced by many of Sigmund Freud’s ideas. Freud had a theory on development, he called it the 5 stages of psychosexual development, this is one of the theories that Erikson
Erikson was a psychologist who was greatly influenced by Freud. Although influenced by Freud there are some differences in there developmental stages. Erikson believed that development in an individual was molded by society, culture, and environment. While Freud’s belief was that development is in some way is influenced by the fixation of sexual interest of different areas of the body. The stages in Erikson’s development theory outline how important social experiences can shape us. While Freud’s theory is mainly based on ones sexuality. Additionally the other significant difference between Erikson’s and Freud’s theories is the outcome of a particular stage. Erikson believed that the outcome of a certain stage was not permanent and that it could be changed later on in life. While Freud presumed that if an individual became fixated on a stage problems associated with that stage would be carried on through life.
The book was divided into 3 parts, the first section was Facing Mental Illness. In this section there were 6 chapters that covered every part of her coming to terms with her illness which is bipolar disorder or manic depression. In Chapter 1: Darkness, she gave her history with mental illness and she wasn’t the only person to deal with it within her family. Her father and brother also dealt with depression.There were also many close friends and family members that killed themselves. She makes mention of how she hated what the illness dd to her father and brother but it helped her when she had to deal with
I have had a little bit of experience dealing with a person with a slight amount of psychosis. This book very much reminded me of her, just by her reactions to certain events. Such as, doing things only when she is alone with the "victim." Whenever someone else would be around, she would be fine, a ‘perfect human’. It is very scary to know that people in the world are actually this mentally unbalanced. A Child Called IT deals very much with the field of psychology, and it is shockingly accurate.
Erik Erikson and Sigmund Freud are different and similar in many ways. Erikson had the perspective of psychodynamic. Erikson believed that society and culture both challenge and shape up and that development proceeds throughout our lives in eight different stages and they emerge to a fixed pattern and are similar for all people. These different eight stages from Erikson presents a crisis or a conflict that the individual must resolve and must identify each crises of each stage in order to deal with the next stage. The eight stages that Erikson presented us with is; trust vs. mistrust, autonomy vs shame and doubt, initiative vs. guilt, industry vs inferiority, identity vs, role diffusion, intimacy vs isolation, generativity vs stagnation, and finally ego-integrity vs despair. These stages are of Erikson’s psychosocial
Erikson believed that during this age children begin realizing that they have a will and they begin to understand that their actions are their own. Children will begin to accept and proclaim their own independence. However, just like Freud, Erikson believed that if parents are too strict with their children, or punished them too harshly this could result with the child having unhealthy feelings of shame and doubt.
Freud’s structural and topographical model of personality, revolves around the id, ego and superego (McLeod, 2008). As a newborn, I was born with my id which allowed me to get my basic needs met. As an infant, I would cry if I was hungry or tired or just wanted to be held, I did not think of anyone else. The second part of my personality started around when I was three years old, and according to Freud this is when I began to develop my ego. An example of this would be if I was hungry I would want to satisfy my id, but at the
Erikson’s main contribution to psychology was his developmental theory. He developed eight psychosocial stages of development and believed that each stage presents
Freud described humans as having three essential components that built personality. The three components were the id, the ego, and the superego. He described the id, as being what governed an infant’s drive to overcome their primitive biological desires. According to his theory infants had no other goal than to release the tension that built up when their
"Erikson's main contribution was to bridge the gap between the theories of psychoanalysis on the problems of human development, which emphasize private emotions, and the broader social influences that bear upon the individual. He was a strong proponent of the concept that social environment plays a major role in the development of personality. Going beyond the of a child's early life, Erikson concentrated on broader issues of peer culture, school environment, and cultural values and ideals. This led him to study the period of adolescence, in which he documented the interaction of a person's inner feelings and impulses with the world that surrounds the person."
Erik Erikson is known for his psychoanalytic theory of psychosocial development comprising eight stages from infancy to adulthood. Psychologist Erik Erikson, is a major contributor to developmental psychology, who proposed a comprehensive theory of the ways that individuals develop their identity, a sense of who they are, and society's influence on that development. Erikson stated that people go through crisis at each stage of their lives. The stages each had a developmental task to be mastered. As an individual resolved these various crises an individual would have a better harmony with their social environment that they live in. If an individual could not successfully resolve a crisis, they would be” out of step”, and the individual would have a greater difficulty in their dealing with a crisis in the future. Erikson did however recognize that an individual can develop through a stage negatively and still go on with their life. Erikson stated that each of the psychological stages have a basic conflict and important event leading to growth. The theory was developed from his hundreds of clinical observations in children.
Erikson’s theory followed Freud´s and it was based on many of Freud´s ideas. He had studied at Anna Freud, Freud’s daughter in Vienna. Erikson´s and Freud´s theories have similarities. Both theories admit the importance of the unconscious on development. They also both separates development into stages of a person´s life and handle similar age spans for these developmental stages. However, there are also differences that exist between names of the stages and the developmental subjects that are assumed during each stage. Part of the reason for that is that each psychologist has his own exclusive view of what causes a person’s development.