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… Continue Reading


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… Continue Reading


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… Continue Reading