Identity formation is the core of college students' psychosocial development
(e.g., Chickering & Reisser, 1969, 1993; Erikson, 1968), defined as the "the issues, tasks, and events that occur throughout the life span, the given pattern or resolution of these issues and tasks, and the adaptation to these events" (Brown, 2004, p.
Key words: university student, psychosocial development
, experiential learning
This sixth category is Psychosocial Development
with associated factors that include an extensive list of psychosocial factors identified by the research.
An interesting study from Japan, grounded in Erikson's theory of psychosocial development
, suggests that older people have much to gain from a narrative approach to home-based occupational therapy.
Lu (2004) discussed the dormitory living experience of 1,026 students from 17 universities in Taiwan and its effect on their psychosocial development
where participants believed that dormitory experience had a positive effect on knowledge sharing and room-mate relationships.
Eriksons' stages of psychosocial development
describe that at two to three years, the child experiences autonomy versus shame and doubt, they are mastering tasks such as toilet training and clothing themselves.
of Richmond), who began his career in college administration as a resident assistant assigned to a school's "craziest party floor," offers tips on how to approach challenging situations based on Nevitt Sanford's theory of the psychosocial development
of college students.
In terms of cognitive development, studies indicate that there are significant increases in children's intelligence quotients, but that these diminish and even disappear with time.4 The studies exploring the effects of pre-school programme on academic learning and psychosocial development
are more conclusive; showing positive effects.
Depression in children is a devastating disorder that effects psychosocial development
and has long-term negative outcomes for both the patients and their families.
In spite of several studies evaluating the interaction between psychological status and infertility, there are poor documents in regard to the influence of psychosocial development
, on dealing with problems such as infertility.
Yet, in Erikson's psychosocial development
concept, the establishment of safety, security, and trust in the warmth of the maternal relationship is considered the fundamental building block in a child's psychosocial development
(Erik Erikson's, n.d.).