Identity Development

Narcissus: The Wildman and Divine Child Archetypes

Dr. Tom explores Narcissism, its development, and the Archetypes of the Wildman and the Divine Child.

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.

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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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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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.

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