Psy/300 Week 4

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Select a famous individual from the 20th or 21st century. Obtain faculty approval for your selection prior to beginning this assignment. Conduct research concerning the background of your selected individual to determine what forces impacted his or her life from the viewpoint of developmental psychology. Prepare a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you address the following items: * Distinguish between the influences of heredity and environment on the person’s psychological development. Be sure to specify which area of psychological development: moral, emotional, or other. * What family issues or social support systems may have influenced the person’s developmental growth and adjustment? * Select two different theories of personality and apply them to your selected figure, and answer the following question: How does each theory differ in terms of how it explains the individual's unique patterns or traits? * Explain which theoretical approach you believe best explains the individual's behaviors and achievements. Make sure to explain why you made this choice. Michael jackson had a very influintial childhood as far as psychological development goes. Michael started out as a kid with a dream, although his childhood was very lonely and isolating. As a boy, being judged so harshly by his father for his imperfections really caused michael to have a different view on himself. Over the years he eventually changed huge parts of his appearance to appeal to the ideals his father had in mind for his life. Michael’s father grew abusive to the point of perminently damaging michaels emtional stability. Growing as a kid star with all the emotional damage Michael’s father created left Michael with a void he needed to fill. A void that could only be filled by Attention and Attachments (Houses, elaborate lifestyle, Animals and Media.) As you can imagine these

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