Movie Analysis of Forrest Gump Movie Analysis of Forrest Gump Jonelle Powell The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Abstract Erik Erikson’s stage of psychosocial development explains the eight stages in which a developing human should go throughout their lifespan. Each stage confronts and explains the challenges that one would experience. In this paper, I will be explaining how the movie Forrest Gump relates to Erik Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development theory. Forrest Gump experienced many changes as he progressed. We observe these transitions that Erikson mentioned in this movie.
Erik Erikson’s theory on the psychological development of children consists of eight stages. In each stage Erikson states that the child faces a developmental crisis, in which the choice the individual makes prepares them for the next stage. Erikson identifies the first developmental crisis as trust versus mistrust. According to Erikson’s theory, the child will develop a sense of trust with its parent if it is provided with its basic needs, but mistrust if they are not fulfilled (Child Development). This clearly shows the affect the child’s parent and the way the child is raised, directly contributes to the individual’s personality.
Erikson theory focuses on physical, emotional, and psychological stages of development. According to Erikson personality developed in eight developmental stages throughout life span and the need of each stage must be met or resolved before the move to the next stage. If individual needs are not met in a particular stage, it will affect the individual later in life. Erikson’s stages of development assessment findings of each age group and potential findings a nurse may discover includes: Infancy (birth to 18 months): Trust versus Mistrust. Children begin to learn the ability to trust others based upon the consistency of their caregiver(s).
Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you explain the life span perspective of development. Address the following items: • Explain the life span perspective of development. • Summarize two theories of life span development. • Explain how heredity and the environment interact to produce individual differences in development. Mattheq Warren Psy 375 Life span perspective tries to understand how people develop and change through their life (Berger, 2008).
PSY 210 week 6 Day 3 Challenges Adolescence through adult hood CheckPoint: Changes from Adolescence through Adulthood/Parenting Styles and Development As people mature, they change physically, cognitively, and socially. A clear understanding of these developmental changes allows people to better understand themselves. Complete Appendix F. Whether children are exposed to an authoritative, authoritarian, or permissive parenting style may have a great influence on how children handle challenges in their lives. Describe how three adults, each brought up under a different parenting style as a child, might cope differently with one of the changes listed in the table in Appendix F. Post a 200- to 300-word response. Note: Post this CheckPoint as one attachment to your Individual Forum.
When considering Bronfenbrenner’s theory of ecological development and the concentric spheres of influence there are numerous variables to address. As the ecological theory points out, the influence flows both inward towards the child and outward from the child. Therefore in addressing the six year old child recently diagnosed with ADHD it is important to address both inward and outward influences. Carr (2009) supports this by discussing “childhood behavior problems are maintained by both personal attributes (such as self-regulation problems) on the one hand and contextual factors (such as problematic parenting practices) on the other” (p. 10). Therefore family therapy to address both of these variables, also consistent with treating the ecological mesosystem, is an effective approach (Carr,
Autobiography Paper Lifespan Development Miranda Jurgensen September 19, 2012 A man named Erik Erikson helped give light to the way we develop cognitively as humans. Erikson did this by giving an alternate view to psychosocial development. Erikson’s theory includes eight stages in our psychosocial development that explains how we come to understand interact socially, and how we come to understand ourselves. These eight stages occur throughout our lifespan. To define psychosocial development we say that the approach that encompasses change in our interactions with and understandings of one another, as well as in our knowledge and understanding of ourselves as members of society.
Theoretical positions such as social learning theory which lies heavily on behaviourist principles will be looked at, parenting styles where patterns of parenting will be discussed and inter-generational transmission which serves to perpetuate society’s inequalities and disadvantages with negative connotations for a child’s psychological development (Ding, S. & Littleton, K. 2005). “Disturbed” and “Disturbing Behaviour” will also be explored. The medical model and social model perspectives challenge the understanding in terms of attributing cause of problem behaviour to either the child or environment, discussion will take place around ecological adaptiveness (Brofenbrenner, 1979; Brofenbrenner and Morris, 1998) and how problems are defined through relationships between children, their social context and the beliefs and judgements of the assessing adults (Ding, S. & Littleton, K. 2005). The essay will conclude with a view of just how important sensitive
Erikson believed that there are eight developmental stages in a person’s life, that at each stage a person is challenged by a psychosocial crisis and that their personality is shaped on how they deal with those psychosocial crises (Norman 2003). Erikson’s claims that there are eight developmental stages in a person’s lifespan, each stage being a heavy turning point with can lead to many outcomes. The first stage is called Trust v Mistrust which starts at birth and ends when the child is year old, when the infant is fully dependant on their caregivers for basic necessities and as well as forming the initial attachment. This stage determines whether the infant can trust the environment that is now lives in. During the second and third year of a child’s life is where he/she are faced with certain responsibilities, at this stage the child begins to learn how to dress, feed, bathe and use the toilet, where they become responsible for their efforts to achieve goals.
Erikson believed that people need to be viewed consistently over time and that their identity needs us to conform to a groups ideals. There are eight stages of identity development, which start at birth and go on till late adulthood. Identity is considered a state people need to achieve. At each stage is a psychosocial crisis where "...What the child acquires at a given stage is a certain ratio between the positive and negative, which if the balance is toward the positive, will help him to meet later crises with a better chance for unimpaired total development..." (Erikson, 1959) Identity is therefore, in a perpetual process of development involving “a progressive resolution of .. normative crises between individual needs and social demands …” (Phoenix, 2007, p.53). Adolescents, the fifth stage, is crucial in identity development, during which the task is to achieve ego identity (knowing who and what one is and ones place in society), and avoiding role diffusion, (not finding a secure ego identity).