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Developmental Theories in Psychology Part I

Sigmund Freud and Erik Erikson
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This course will cover Sigmund Freud, a biography of him, and then two of his most influential developmental theories including Psychoanalytical and Psychosexual Development. Following these theories will be a brief quiz. After Freud's section, there will be information covering Erik Erikson's biography. After Erikson's biography will be a description of his Psychosocial Developmental Theory. There will also be a short quiz addressing Erikson's theory. This course will be useful in learning, understanding, and refreshing information regarding two of the most influential psychoanalysts and their theories regarding child development. People will be able to leave this course with a deeper understanding of the theories, childhood development, and inspiration to continue to learn much more within the field of developmental social sciences.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone with an interest in children
  • No prior history is required
  • Anyone who is looking for a refresher on developmental theories in Psychology
  • Those who are involved in the social sciences
  • Anyone who has interests in developmental psychology
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What Will I Learn?
Identify major developmental theories
Identifiy differences and similarities between theories
Be able to apply theories to real-world situations
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Curriculum For This Course
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1 Lecture 00:45
Sigmund Freud
4 Lectures 18:11


This quiz will review the two theories discussed for Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud
5 questions
Erik Erikson
3 Lectures 10:46
Erikson Biography

Erikson's Psychosocial Developmental Theory


The following quiz will address Erikson's theory of psychosocial development.

Erik Erikson
3 questions
1 Lecture 00:29
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My name is Kristin. I currently work as a counselor. I have my B.A. in Psychology. Two Masters degrees; one in Psychology and the other in Social Work. I am attaining my PhD at this time. I have ten years of experience in the field with a great deal of research and knowledge on multiple topics within the fields of Psychology and Social Work.

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