developmental psychology

Practical Parenting: Why Do We Hold Onto Past Hurt?

Why Do We Hold Onto Past Hurt In this VLOG on Practical Parenting, Dr. Tom explores the reason why we hold onto past hurts. No, this is not a down trodden exploration of the problems that arise on the analyst’s couch. Instead, Dr. Tom frames past hurt as a cornerstone from which our practical parenting …

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Practical Parenting: Establishing Respect Amongst Children of Today

Dr. Tom explores the family value of respect as it relates to the ability we have to foster trust in our strengths and capacity to overcome our weaknesses.

Summer Fun with the Boys. It Does Not Need to Break the Bank – Just Show Up

Summer Fun does not need to be expensive. Dr. Tom shows an example of great fun in the backyard that won’t break the bank.

Archetypal Themes of Siddhartha’s Middle-Life Development

Life, like the leaves of a tree withers away during fall, becomes weak, and eventually descends back to the Earth in order to nurture the future generation that will follow through the rebirth process associated with spring.

Towards a Developmental Theory of Analytical Psychology: Adolescent and Early Adult Psychosexual Development

Dr. Maples explores how analytical psychology was built upon the theoretical constructs of Freud’s theory of psychosexual development.

Finding One’s Self in Pursuit of Loving Relationships: An Analytical Study of Archetypal Adult Development

Dr. Thomas Maples provides an analytical perspective of adult development using Carl Jung’s theory of archetypes as a foundation to understand the Self-Realization process.

Archetypal Themes of Adolescence and Early Adult Development

A Jungian Analysis of Siddhartha’s Adolescent and Young Adult Development as Presented By Hermann Hesse The transition between childhood and adult-life is a tumultuous period that presents the maturing individual with a myriad of psychological and physiological changes. As the body sexually matures, the psyche begins to take on perspectives that are more adult-like. This …

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Siddhartha Gautama & Consummating Early Adult Life: An Analytical Development Theory

As an adolescent, Siddhartha pursued asceticism. Having found a community of like minded individuals, Siddhartha began to form an intact identity that he could present to others. Through the development of this identity, Siddhartha began to test his resolve and undertake increasingly difficult tasks associated with Self-abnegation. As an initiate amongst the ascetics, Siddhartha met …

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Practical Parenting: The Art and Importance of Story-Telling for Childhood Development

In this article Dr. Tom explores the art behind and the importance story telling plays on the healthy psychological development of children.

Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha: The Convergence of Ego and Self Development During Adolescence

Convergence of Ego and Self explores the importance adolescent identity development has on healthy psychological development and Self Realization.

Siddhartha: Archetypal Themes of Healthy Psychological Adolescent Development

Adolescence emerges from an array of bio-psychosocial factors. While puberty occurs during adolescence, social factors also place increased pressure on children to become more oriented to adult capacities. It is common for adolescents to question the lessons they were taught during early childhood life; cognitively, independent thought comes online in conjunction with the physiological maturation …

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Practical Parenting: It’s A Small World After All

As a child, I remember watching the nightly news with my grandfather. I can remember the ticking time watch of 60 minutes counting down, as the news anchors would discuss factual events of the day, leaving the commentary for the viewers to work through on their own accord. Back then, it seemed like we were …

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