This page (updated 01/03/2013) has links to essays written by my students in past years as well as resources used in those classes previously.
|101 Narrative/Descriptive Essays||107 Student Essays Glendale Community College||Student Essays Spring 2001|
Marriage, and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
by Bernard Poduska
Health: Definition and Theory
by Steven Hawks
by Mario Vargas Llosa
"Nothing teaches us better than literature to see, in ethnic and cultural differences, the richness of human patrimony, and to prize those differences as a manifestation of humanity's multi-faceted creativity. Reading good literature is an experience of pleasure, of course; but it is also an experience of learning what and how we are, in our human integrity and our human imperfection, with our actions, our dreams, and our ghosts, alone and in relationships that link us to others, in our public image and in the secret recesses of our consciousness." excerpt from the excellent essay "Why Literature?"
Chart of Erikson's 8 Stages | http://snycorva.cortland.edu/~ANDERSMD/ERIK/sum.HTML
This link leads to an excellent one page summary chart of Erikson's Stages. This page is a good one to print and keep.
excerpt from Allan Clifton's Erikson Notes
Erikson believed that childhood
is very important in personality development. He accepted many of Freud's
the id, ego, and superego, and Freud's theory of infantile sexuality. But Erikson rejected Freud's attempt to describe personality
solely on the basis of sexuality, and, unlike Freud, felt that personality continued to develop beyond five years of age.
All of the stages in Erikson's
epigenetic theory are present at birth, but unfold according to an innate
plan, with each stage
building on the preceding stages, and paving the way for subsequent stages. Each stage is characterized by a psychosocial
crisis, which is based on physiological development, but also on demands put on the individual by parents and/or society.
Ideally, the crisis in each stage should be resolved by the ego in that stage, in order for development to proceed correctly. The
outcome of one stage is not permanent, but can be altered by later experiences. Everyone has a mixture of the traits attained at
each stage, but personality development is considered successful if the individual has more of the "good" traits than the "bad"
Erik Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development | http://childstudy.net/erikson.html
Tutorial on Erikson's 8 States of Psychosocial Development | http://snycorva.cortland.edu/~ANDERSMD/ERIK/