Essays Tagged: "Personality development"

The nature/nurture debate

e is a big controversy between whether inherited genes or the environment influences and affect our personality, development, behaviour, intelligence and ability. This controversy is most often recogn ... people get older. Also, people may react to us in a certain way because of a genetically influenced personality and, we may choose certain experiences because they fit best with our instinctive prefer ...

(3 pages) 263 0 3.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

This essay explains the eight stages that Erik Erikson proposes that everyone goes through. I have given real-life examples that has happened to me.

The best-known neo-Freudian was Erik Erikson. He formulated his own theory of personality development. He projected that everyone goes through psychosocial stages rather than psy ...

(8 pages) 568 3 4.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

"Do Parents Matter? This essay focuses on the effects that parents have on their children.

is a big controversy between whether inherited genes or the environment influences and effects our personality, development, behavior, intelligence and ability. Different theories and conclusions hav ... ic make-up brings about particular reactions from others and their reactions influence the person's personality. I strongly agree with him when he states that how a parent responds to a child's geneti ...

(2 pages) 161 3 3.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

Sigmond Freud's psychosexual stages.

hildren's sexual and aggressive drives in the first few years of life is crucial for healthy unique personality development. He developed this theory into stages, which include the oral, anal, phallic ... er the periods after adolescence. Erikson also added that the individual not only develops a unique personality, but also acquires attitudes and skills that help them become active members of society. ...

(2 pages) 121 1 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Child development: attachment in infancy.

elopment? Many theorists agree that social contact early in a child's life is important for healthy personality development. This is the most important relationship of the child's development. As it i ...

(9 pages) 430 0 4.6 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Observing Child Psychology.

ent situations. Children behave differently in different environments because their temperament and personality development affects how they react. Different relationships between children and adults ... ir effects they each have to make them that way.Psychological development can also be determined by personality, which "refers to an individual's distinctive and relatively stable pattern of behaviors ...

(6 pages) 301 1 4.4 Sep/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Nature vs. nuture explains about whether our personalities are born or made and how they are each influenced by their sperate environments.

been a large controversy over whether inherited genes or the environment influences and effects our personality, development, behavior, intelligence and ability. This controversy is most often recogni ... people get older. Also, people may react to us in a certain way because of a genetically influenced personality and, we may choose certain experiences because they fit best with our instinctive prefer ...

(2 pages) 117 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Describe and discuss TWO contributions of either Freud or Rogers to the development of Psychology.

s to the development of Psychology.Freud's work is described as psychoanalysis; it is the theory of personality, personality development including child development, moral development, defence mechani ... exual stages primarily the phallic stage. We will also look at Freud's theories on the structure of personality.Freud suggested that sexuality was not only confined to mature adults, according to his ...

(5 pages) 146 0 4.0 May/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Describe and evaluate one or more psychodynamic explanations of personality development.

One of the key elements of Freud's theory of personality development is conflict, and to understand how these conflicts arise we first have to lo ... conflict, and to understand how these conflicts arise we first have to look at the structure of the personality. Freud believed that personality has three parts, known as the tripartite. Firstly the i ... sex parent. It is said that there is conflict between the three parts.Evidence into the tripartite personality is Solms, who used PET scans to provide support for the concept of the id and the ego. D ...

(3 pages) 86 1 4.5 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Child Development

positive image as a person, since there is a 'circular process' of interaction between learning and personality development. Each child's development is judged by their intellectual functioning, their ... the child's approach to the world. They are instrumental in the development of the child's distinct personality. These traits also determine how the child goes about learning about the world around hi ...

(5 pages) 220 1 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

The History of Freud and Psychoanalysis

ped by Sigmund Freud and extended by his followers for treating mental disorders. (b) The theory of personality, which grew out of experiences with the psychoanalytic method of treatment. The theory e ... the psychoanalytic method of treatment. The theory emphasizes the role of unconscious processes in personality development and in motivation." (Atkinson, 1953). Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Alfred Ad ...

(11 pages) 162 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Socialization: Nature VS Nurture

biological characteristics, and nurture, learned environmental forces both contribute to a persons personality in some ways. However, I think nurture has a much larger influence on a person's persona ... a person's personality. There are many factors in a person's environment which play a role in their personality development.The most important and influential factor is the quality and quantity of tim ...

(2 pages) 63 2 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Personality Paper

thers; Sigmund Freud's idea of the id, the ego and the superego; and Erik Erikson's eight stages of personality development Carl Jung (1875-1961) believed that our personalities include two major atti ... everyone can choose to be shaped by their surrounding environment or decide to determine their own personality. Those who do determine their own personalities are greatly influenced by their self-con ...

(12 pages) 93 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Gender Inequality

n to her nurturing mother, as emphasized by psychoanalytic theories). Theories of socialization and personality development are not enough to account for gender differences. For one thing, they undere ... focuses on the heterosexual family, where "doing gender" is especially accepted, but it challenges personality theories of gender by examining how unusual family situations lead people to change thei ...

(4 pages) 138 0 4.3 Oct/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Analysis Of Bart Simpson: Horney's Psychoanalytic Social Theory

Psychology of Personality Bart Simpson is the oldest son of Homer and Marge Simpson on the Fox TV show The Simpson ... e and Lisa. To Karen Horney, Bart's experiences with his parents would greatly influence his future personality. Bart's interactions with his father, Homer, provide a perfect situation for the analysi ... ions with his father, Homer, provide a perfect situation for the analysis of a parents influence on personality development. Homer's relationship with Bart and the other children is very dysfunctional ...

(2 pages) 3421 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Consumer Behaviour: Personality

Personality The term personality is usually used to describe distinctive, or habitual features, char ... ncern the individual's way of copying with life. Perception, motivation and learning are processes. Personality is not a process, but we must distinguish between an individual's current personalities ... t personalities on the one hand, and how it arrived at that state on the other. The latter concerns personality development, which clearly is a process unfolding over time.Personality is the total pat ...

(10 pages) 63 0 1.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Freud

Darren Cornforth Describe and evaluate Freud's theory of personality development Sigmund Freud was without doubt one of the most controversial psychologists ... ne of the most controversial psychologists of the twentieth century. His theories of psychoanalysis-personality structure, dynamics, psychosexual development, mechanism, and psychotherapy technique we ... eud had and also look at some of the opposing ideas from his critics.According to Freud the mind or personality included the ID, EGO and SUPEREGO, and mans behaviour relies on a balance of these struc ...

(9 pages) 74 0 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Childhood Enemies

x, drugs, divorce, and gun violence. These conditions can become significant factors in an emerging personality (Doherty, 1997). How do these circumstances influence young people who are searching for ... social environments experienced during early to middle adolescence that contribute to shaping adult personality. Research Section By the end of the high school years, young people have developed a uni ...

(8 pages) 98 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Denying His Id: A Character Analysis Of Shakespear

Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part One, Henry IV, Part Two, and Henry V chronicles the personality development of a prince who becomes king. Although he is royalty and the details are fic ... id and Henry IV's superego, his ego struggling to mediate between two rulers. We may understand the personality of Shakespeare's Henry V by using Freudian analysis.Falstaff's character exemplifies the ... King Henry IV character is the superego. Freud explains the superego as the moral component of our personality, incorporating society's standards of right and wrong. In Henry IV, Part Two, King Henry ...

(4 pages) 5 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Personality Theory on Oprah Winfrey

Any person experiences growth of different aspects of personality during various points of time. In fact, it is the day to day good and bad experiences th ... experiences that shape the personality of an individual. There are different theories of growth of personality of an individual. In this assignment, I will take up the case of well-known figure Oprah ... ignment, I will take up the case of well-known figure Oprah Winfrey. Based on different theories of personality, I will study the factors which contributed to the growth of personality of Oprah Winfre ...

(3 pages) 110 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology