Psychosocial Theory Author’s Name Institutional Affiliation Psychosocial Theory The following are the assumptions of psychosocial theory as they have been outlined in the content given; firstly Erikson said that the stages of development of an individual over the life span are distinct starting from the time of conception to the end of life and they are also universal. Secondly these stages of life are linked to differentiation process and occur in a constant process. Thirdly these stages are connected in such a way that the previous stage would affect the next one in the development in a cyclical process. The fourth by the previous stage crisis. In conclusion Erikson shined light to the society since people thought that development was only the physical aspect. He provided a very good framework that opened up the consciousness of people about social mental and spiritual aspects of human development stages. References Atchley R. C. (2009). Spirituality and aging. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Furman D.L & Canda R.E. (2009). Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practice: The Heart of Helping. Oxford university press. Top of Form Shaffer D. R. & Kipp K. (2010). Developmental psychology: Childhood and adolescence. Belmont CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning. Bottom of Form [...]
I have to do a presentation on psychosocial theory. I was given two questions to answer when I speak. 1. What are the assumptions for this presentation of psychosocial theory? 2. What are Erikson's thoughts on spirituality and Psychosocial Theory? I'm needing at least 4-5 minutes of talking time, which should equal around two pages length. After you are all done, I need the most important points highlighted. Attached is the paragraph from my book about the assumptions which will be used for question 1, question 2 is required to be researched to answer.