Erik Erikson

Archetypal Themes of Middle Life Development: Siddhartha and The Middle Path

An psychoanalysis of Siddhartha’s middle-life development and the plight to achieve personal aspirations As I began the process of recollecting the reveries of middle-life and my associations to it, I realized that I had undergone a shift within my thought process. While I have primarily focused on my past in the reverie sections up to …

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Depth Psychology: Monistic & Dualistic Theories of Consciousness (Introduction)

Introduction The science of consciousness is a subject that has repercussions for various academic disciplines including, but not limited to the physical and medical sciences, mathematics, philosophy, ethics, psychology, sociology, history, and theology.  The reason consciousness studies transcend nearly every academic discipline is because its definition is linked to every aspect of human awareness.  The …

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Carl Jung, Psychosocial Development, and Early Adult Life

Psychosocial theory, like psychosexual theory, divides childhood into five distinct stages. Erikson’s fourth stage of development occurs during primary school years (6-12 years of age), centers on the psychosocial crisis of industry versus inferiority, and runs parallel to latency. During this stage, the superego further adapts to social expectations. Children during this stage learn the …

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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.

Practical Parenting: Fostering Your Children’s Dreams

Practical Parenting: Fostering Your Children’s Dreams. Dr. Tom explores what your # 1 job is as a Practical Parent: Dream and Dream Big!!!

Early Childhood: Analytical Psychology & Perspectives and Early Psychosocial Development

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 …

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Dr. Thomas Maples: The Stockton Therapy Network - Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams

Depth Psychology, and Theoretical Approaches to Childhood Development: Siddhartha, Evolutionary Theory, & Psychological Attachment

Dr. Thomas Maples of The Stockton Therapy Network explores depth psychological theories of childhood development.

Counseling, psychotherapy, Marital Therapy, Stockton California

Siddhartha: An Archetypal Journey Towards Self-Realization

I lay the foundation for a lifelong developmental theory based on Carl Jung’s theory of individuation as it relates to the archetypal journey of the Buddha.

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