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Developmental Theories (Freud - Erikson)

Freud, introducing the first theorist to compare/contrast. List the key points of the theory, strengths/weaknesses, likes/dislikes, and implications for students with differing needs and abilities.
Erikson, introducing the second theorist to compare/contrast. List the key points of the theory, strengths/weaknesses, likes/dislikes, and implications for students with differing needs and abilities.
Personal thoughts in opinions on both theories and which would you support one over the other.

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Freud's ideas differed from Erickson's theory as he did not address the development throughout the life of the person. Freud begins from birth wherein the first stage (Oral Stage) ranging from 1-3 years is characterized by a child's primary source of pleasure, which is through the mouth, via sucking, eating and tasting. Also included in phase is the (Anal Stage) wherein children gain a sense of mastery and competence by controlling bladder and bowel movements (Cherry, 2012).

The next stage ranges from 3-6 years which is considered the (Phallic Stage) wherein children's libido's energy is focused on the genitals and they begin to identify with their same-sex parent. This stage is followed by the next phase in life ranging from 7-11 years that is labeled by Freud as the (Latent Period). This period is characterized by ...

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Discusses developmental theories on Freud and Erikson.

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