Psychology

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This 2012 Fall Semester, I decided to take Life Span Development and I really enjoyed the entire course for the semester. The nursing program that I am entering requires this course and that is why I decided to take this class before getting into the nursing program to get this class out of the way. I learned the knowledge bases of psychology, critical thinking of psychology, applications of psychological principles and concepts and personal and professional development. These knowledge bases that was in our syllabus and we really learned on these levels of knowledge and I will be able to reflection on these throughout my life time in my own life and career. Developmental Psychology is defined as the scientific study of changes that occurs in human beings over the course of their life span starting from infancy to childhood and will expand from adolescence, adult development, aging and the entire life span of a human being. My favorite psychologist is Erik Erikson. Erikson was a German born American developmental psychologist and is know for his theory on psychosocial development. My favorite subject of his Psychosocial Development was Erik Erikson’s 8 Stages of Development. I learned so much from it and was able to relate age periods to someone, myself, and especially my children. For example; stage 2. Muscular-Anal: ages 18 months to 3 years of age, my two youngest boys which is ages 2 and 3, their important events at this time is potty training and they are trying to master that event in their lives. My daughter, she is age 6 and she is in between stage 3 and stage 4. She is very independent and she is in school learning and mastering new skills and taking risks. There is myself, which I am in stage 6: The young adulthood and dealing with love and my relationship. Then, on the other hand, I see my grandmother at age 82, she is always trying to prepare my family and myself that the time for her maybe coming at anytime. Which is so sad to hear and I’d never...
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