The Theory Of Psychosexual Development Essay

2479 WordsMay 1, 201610 Pages
Human Development defined as a line of age related changes that occur over a life span. Individuals pass over each stage in a different order and each stage builds over another and we develop capacities built upon the previous stage (Smith-Osborne, 2007). Physical, cognitive, emotional, and moral are specific domains used in many development theories. These theories are discussed with age categories over a life span, from birth to death. Developmental theories help us make sense of our experiences and how they might of affected who we are today (Crain, 2015). For example, Sigmund Freud believed life was built around tension and pleasure through the concept of libido and fixation (cite paki book). In this he describes the theory of psychosexual development seen through different stages in life. This paper will discuss my personal development from prenatal to adolescence, relating to domains (physical, cognitive, emotional, moral and social) and different theoretical perspectives discussed by Freud, Erickson, Vygotsky, Kohlberg and Piaget. The result of this analysis will show how developed theories help explore and explain different aspects of development. a child’s development is influenced by genetics and the world around them (nature vs. nurture). Prenatal Stage: Emotional domain Urie Bronfenbrenner (1994) developed the ecological systems theory. He believed that a child’s development is influenced by the world around them. He divided the environment into five stages:
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