Emotional Development - Life Stages

  • Created by: Kyle Ford
  • Created on: 27-10-17 14:36
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  • Emotional Development - Life Stages
    • Infancy - Attachment (0-2)
      • AINSWORTH & MORRIS - Quality forms assumptions we make of ourselves and others
        • Secure: Cope with uncertainty Insecure: Harder to have ability to cope
      • BOWLBY - Inbuilt need to form attachment with caregiver - quality affects emotional development
    • Early Childhood - Understand self and others (3-8)
      • Imagination to understand social roles and self concept
      • Relationships influence if a child feels valued or has a sense of self-worth
      • The way they interact with teachers and friends - influence self confidence
        • Child may develop sense of confidence or failure and inferiority
    • Adolescence - Identity (9-18)
      • Sense of self continue to develop - need to develop secure self-concept
      • Need clear understanding of identity to work with others and in a sexual environment
      • Stressful time - self-esteem depend on the developing identity
    • Early and Middle Adulthood - Intimacy - (19-65)
      • Self esteem influenced by lifestyle
        • JOB
        • Marital Status
      • Self image affected by personal appearance and how others see you
      • Need to cope with attachment to a sexual partner
        • Not being to self centred or deffeinsive and not becoming emotionally isolated
    • Later Adulthood - Making sense of life (65+)
      • Need secure sense of self - enable to cope with physical changes of ageing and death
      • Fail to make sense of life - experience emotional despair


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