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?
Assignment Expectations for Grading:
1. Demonstration of critical thinking, scholarship, and ability to connect and apply the material
2. Comprehensiveness and completeness of your responses
3. Adherence to the written instructions
4. Spelling and grammar
5. Provide 3-5 APA Style References to support your paper.