Few theorists explicitly refer to the way that minority status can affect personality development. Erikson is one exception: he believed that minorities were at risk of forming a negative identity because of their devalued status in society. Do you agree with this assumption? Why or why not? How can being a member of a minority group (whether it be a minority of sex, gender, race, culture, ethnicity, or class) affect the development of personality?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 12:59 am ad1c9bdddf
As you examine how few theorists explicitly refer to the way that minority status can affect personality development, other than Erikson, Yes, I do concur with his belief that minorities are at risk of forming a negative identity because of their devalued status in society. I agree with this assumption because if a child or teen is treated with hate or discrimination from peers or society overall, this treatment often carries over to the teen's self beliefs; as a result, it often impedes his or her normal development of personality, socialization, etc.
In short, I feel that the teen or child cannot have a ...
Erikson and race theory are correlated.
Behavior Across The Lifespan
1. Which personality theory do you think offers the best explanation for how an individual's personality develops? Why? Defend your answer including citations of the appropriate literature on personality theory.
2. Identify a specific psychological disorder as listed in chapter 16 of your text. Describe the symptoms commonly associated with this disorder according to the DSM-IV. How do the behaviors associated with this disorder differ from similar behaviors considered normal in American culture? Finally, discuss ways in which this disorder is treated. Do not discuss personal experience and do not use a disorder you have or found in your family. Use your own words and reference the text and other Cybrary sources to support your answers. Use appropriate citation and documentation.
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