PHYCHOSOCIAL THEORY ON HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
January 31, 2011
I never thought I would be 36 years old and writing a paper like this one. I had planned to go to college right after high school, but life does not always happen according to plan. In this paper, I will present a brief description of a few of my life experiences that have helped shape the person I am today and analyze some of these experiences using the adult development theories from this class. I will also look ahead to the goals I want to accomplish in the future.
I was born in Connecticut but raised in a small community in Eutaw, Alabama, to a family of five that loved and worked hard to take care of us. My siblings and I had education but I cannot say the same for my parents. They were educated enough to get a good job to care of us but, my family was poor. They managed to keep us with food on the table and clothes on our backs. We had some good days and bad day but when I look at it, our good outweighed our bad. This is when I decided I wanted to grow-up too fast.
During my childhood, as far as I can remember, I went through many things that a child now in time would not endure. Sometimes I felt shamed and the blame for some of the things that happened but because I did not have many people to teach and tell me right from wrong. My brother was the oldest and my sister was the baby, and many of my friends were a few years older than me but we all had the mind of a child. This was a developing process for me.
During my studies, I find myself in Erikson shoes. The thing he talks about is relating to me. For as a child I experienced many of the things that he is talking about. This theory is almost as if I lived it with him. Coming up was a great challenge for me because these were the times of developing the knowledge and understanding that ever thing was not easy. As we grow, we develop and we learn from life experiences....