By Laura E. Berk

EXPLORING Lifespan improvement presents scholars with a good learn of crucial  theories, study findings, and functions within the box of lifespan  development.  Berk’s transparent, attractive writing, signature storytelling sort, unprecedented cross-cultural concentration, wealthy examples, and long-standing dedication to proposing the main updated scholarship, whereas additionally supplying scholars research-based, functional implications that they could relate to their own lives, stay the cornerstone of this crucial textual content.

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According to the psychoanalytic perspective, people move through a series of stages in which they confront conflicts between biological drives and social expectations. The way these conflicts are resolved determines the individual's ability to learn, to get along with others, and to cope with anxiety. Although many individuals contributed to the psychoanalytic perspective, two were especially influential: Sigmund Freud, founder of the psy­ choana lytic movement, and Erik Erikson. • Freud's Theory.

Several have proposed important transformations in adulthood ( Labouvie-Vief, 2003; Perry, 1 970/ 1 998; Sinnott, 2003) . Jean Piaget ASk Yourself Review What as pe ct of behaviorism made it attractive to critics of psych oanaly t i c theory? How d i d Piaget's theory respond to a major l i m itation of behaviorism ? Apply A 4-year-ol d becomes frightened of the dark and refuses to go to sleep at n ight. How would a psychoan alyst and a behaviorist differ in thei r views of how this problem deve loped ?

According to the psychoanalytic perspective, people move through a series of stages in which they confront conflicts between biological drives and social expectations. The way these conflicts are resolved determines the individual's ability to learn, to get along with others, and to cope with anxiety. Although many individuals contributed to the psychoanalytic perspective, two were especially influential: Sigmund Freud, founder of the psy­ choana lytic movement, and Erik Erikson. • Freud's Theory.

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