DMC Erik Erikson the Father of Developmental Psychology Analysis

Assignment 3.1: Erikson’s Psychosocial Theory and Parenting

Step 1: Using the information from your textbook, PowerPoint presentations, and the Internet; write a one to two-page paper answering the following questions:  

Which aspects of parenting lead to this sense of trust? 

What roles do physical comfort, consistency, lack of fearful situations, and feeding play? 

What is the role of parental attentiveness? 

  • Should the caregiver respond immediately to the infant’s cries? 
  • Do you think that trust is developed more easily by later-born children because their parents are more confident? 

What aspects of being the firstborn counterbalance the advantages of having experienced parents?