Sybil: Book Report

Topics: Erik Erikson, Developmental psychology, Erikson's stages of psychosocial development Pages: 2 (397 words) Published: July 2, 2008
Title:
I believe that the reason Ms. Schreiber decided to use the name Sybil for her title was because Sybil was the host of sixteen other self’s. Even though Sybil had sixteen other ‘people’ in her, she in the end eventually became one with herself.

Author:
Flora Rheta Schreiber was a college professor at the City University of New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Schreiber has also been in the theater, radio and television, and has written short stories and plays, and has taught writing at the New School for Social Research. Her writings include Homosexuality: A Psychoanalytic View, she was also editor of Science Digest. Text Development: Concepts from Chapters 4 & 5:

Development deals with the gradual unfolding of one’s Genetic potential. However in Sybil’s case, the gradual unfolding led to an additional sixteen people in her body. When Sybil could not cope with something one of these other bodies took over for her. Do to the fact that this started in Sybil’s young childhood, she was never able to develop correctly. Infancy involves or Erikson’s theory says that infancy is trust vs. mistrust. Love object is suppose to be the mother, but in this instance the mother did not care or have any love for the child, Sybil. Parenting involves or Erikson’s theory says that young childhood involves imitative vs. guilt. Which involved Sybil feeling guilty about things her mother made her do. She would do something and still get punished. Adolescence involves or Erikson’s theory says that adolescence is identity vs. role confusion. Sybil did not know who she was, because her role was played by other people in her body.

Book Description
Peggy Lou Baldwin was ‘born’ in 1926 was an assertive, enthusiastic, and often angry pixie with a pug noses, a Dutch haircut, and mischievous smile. However, Peggy Lou is not to be confused with Peggy Ann who was also ‘born’ in 1926. Peggy Ann is a counterpart of Peggy Lou with similar physical...
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