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    Please compare three theoretical perspectives on human development, then include which, in your opinion, explain(s) development best and why?

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    First off, as you briefly compare three theories, I feel like the Psychodynamic ones are too engrossed on the inner, unconscious forces, such as memories, urges, and conflicts. Freud's psychoanalytic theory, for example, targets how unconscious forces affect personality and behaviors. Research shows that "To Freud, the unconscious is a part of the personality about which a person is unaware. It contains infantile wishes, desires, demands and needs that are hidden, because of their disturbing nature, from conscious awareness" (http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/docs/social/psych30/support_materials/theoretical_perspectives_hd.htm). Likewise, Erikson's psychosocial theory also looks at the commonalities among all people since he ...

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    This solution briefly compares three theoretical perspectives on human development and offers personal analysis.