Psychosexual Development

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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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.

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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Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha & Psychoanalytic Perspectives of Childhood Development

Sigmund Freud (1917/1966) developed a theory about autoerotic zones that affect the development of children until early adult life. While Freud’s stage theory ends with the emergence of young adult life, these stages coalesce into an adult personality that is ready to fulfill the primary life task of reproduction. Freud based the theory of autoeroticism …

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Alchemical Hermeneutics & The Lifelong Journey to Realize Self

Alchemical Hermeneutics and the Lifelong Journey to Realize Self explores methods by which we can understand the depths and language of our developing soul

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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