Contemporary Freudians

  • Assumptions &/or Influential Backgrounds
  • View of Human Nature (is the human Active or passive in their development processes?)
  • Development as Quantitative or Qualitative in Nature?
  • Development due to Nature or Nurture?
  • What does Develop?
  • Mechanisms of Development
    • o What drives development?
    • o Outline of developmental processes across the lifespan.
    • o Demonstrate 2 connections between early development and later development
  • Methodology for testing presences of various stages(?)
  • What is the current state of the theory in the field of lifespan development? (should be drawn from your additional articles)
  • How does it address issues of diversity
    • o In general
    • o For at least one specific group in particular
  • Discusses the implications of each of the points above for the conceptualization of human development. e.g., What directions does it lead us toward and away from?
  • Critiques of theory
    • o Original form
    • o Contemporary form
Recent studies on human brains seems to provide more evidence about how an infant can shape interpsychic achievement through the relationship with the primary care-giver(s) during early childhood.

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Ken Goldstein talks with Seth Pollak about how human brains can be shaped by childhood environment.