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    Erikson's Theory of Psychosocial Development

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    1.) Describe Erikson's theory of Psychosocial development. In your description of each stage, identify and analyze a television, movie, or literary character for each stage of the theory.

    2.) Choose three of the following studies:

    --Predictors and Characteristics of Erickson's Life Cycle Model Among Men: A 32-Year Longitudinal Study by Westermeyer, Jerry F.
    --Reexamining Gender Issues in Erikson's Stages of Identity and Intimacy by Horst, Elisabeth A.
    --Individuation and Attachment in Personality Development: Extending Erikson's Theory by Franz, Carol E.; White, Kathleen M.
    --Egocentrism in Older Adults: Piaget's Three Mountains Task Revisited by McDonald, Lorraine; Stuart-Hamilton, Ian.
    --Piaget on Childhood by Siegler, Robert S.; Ellis, Shari.
    --Vygotsky and Identity Formation: A Sociocultural Approach by Penuel, William R.; Wertsch, James V.
    --Attachment, Social Rank, and Affect Regulation: Speculations on an Ethological Approach to Family Interaction by Sloman, Leon; Atkinson, Leslie; Milligan, Karen; Liotti, Giovanni.
    --An Ethological Perspective by Stevenson-Hinde, Joan.
    --Integrating Biological, Behavioral, and Social Levels of Analysis in Early Child Development: Progress, Problems, and Prospects by Granger, Douglas A.; Kivlighan, Katie T.
    --Nonshared Environmental Influences on Individual Differences in Early Behavioral Development: A Monozygotic Twin Differences Study by Asbury, Kathryn; Dunn, Judith F.; Pike, Alison; Plomin, Robert.
    --The Home Environments of Children in the United States Part II: Relations with Behavioral Development through Age Thirteen by Bradley, Robert H.; Corwyn, Robert F.; Burchinal, Margaret; McAdoo, Harriette Pipes; Garcia Coll, Cynthia.
    --Relationships Among Paternal Involvement and Young Children's Perceived Self-Competence and Behavioral Problems by Culp, Rex E.; Schadle, Stephanie; Robinson, Linda; Culp, Anne M.

    ****For each ones you choose, describe the study and discuss how it supports or does not support the information about Erikson from question.
    i. Which particular aspects of the theory does the study examine?
    ii. Do the experimental or discussion results strengthen or weaken the theory and you ideas? Why?
    iii. Do you agree or disagree with the conclusions? Why or why not?

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    Solution Summary

    This solution describes Erikson's theory of psychosocial development. As an illustrative example, it also identifies and analyzes a television, movie, or literary character for each stage of the theory.