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.
Dr. Maples explores how analytical psychology was built upon the theoretical constructs of Freud's theory of psychosexual 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.
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… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
In this article Dr. Tom explores the art behind and the importance story telling plays on the healthy psychological development of children.
Convergence of Ego and Self explores the importance adolescent identity development has on healthy psychological development and Self Realization.
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… Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading
During his lifetime, Erik Erikson produced a vitally important theory of psychological development. Psychosocial theory expanded on Freud’s concept of psychosexual development, explored the overall development of a person throughout the lifespan, and provided a means in which to understand normal versus arrested development during specific psychological stages. In this essay, I will explore Early… Continue Reading
You cannot teach a child to take care of himself unless you will let him try to take care of himself. He will make mistakes; and out of these mistakes will come his wisdom Henry Ward Beecher Far too often, I see parents assume responsibilities for their children. That’s our job, right? Our mission: shelter… Continue Reading
This article explores early archetypal development and the importance of fatherhood on early childhood development from a Jungian perspective.