The Effects Of Psychological Development On The Development Of An Individual 's Psychological Makeup

1476 Words Nov 19th, 2014 6 Pages
Psychological development is essential in shaping the personalities, behaviors, and morals of people’s everyday life. Many factors influence the development of an individual’s psychological makeup; including heredity and the environment they are put in. Although something’s can be hereditary, not all are. There are so many things that can produce from the environment and the people who surround you. Michael learned all too quickly the reality of being famous. Although everyone seemed to adore him from the moment he was a small child, and also throughout the rest of his career, it was difficult for the public to ignore the obvious changes to his physical appearance and behaviors whether genetical or medically mutated.
The many negative forces surrounding him as a child had an enormous impact on his psychological development. Michael Jackson’s childhood was not like the average American children. Childhood seemed to be nonexistent in young Michael’s life and being managed by an overbearing father did not help. Joe Jackson raised his children the way he himself was raised. Jackson says his father stood with a belt in his hand ready to punish the boys if they missed a step during rehearsals. Michael said during a documentary “he would tear you up if you missed not only were we practicing, we were nervous rehearsing” “We were terrified of him, terrified” (Bashir, 2003). Abuse in the physical sense was not the only form of abuse Michael endured as a child. Studies suggest…
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