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Psy/405 Klein Vs. Erikson Debate Essay

992 words - 4 pages

Klein vs. Erikson Debate

Jamie Salas, Jessica Borrero, Melondy Moore, Reshunna Robbins, Roxanne Luck, Shayna Parks



Patti Toler

Roxanne - In this debate we are going to argue the applications of Melanie Klein’s Objection Relations Theory and Erik Erikson’s Post-Freudian Theory in regards to their describing of individual personality characteristics along with interpersonal relations.

Team Klein will begin the debate:

Jessica - On the positive aspects of Klein’s object theory on individual personality characteristics is how an infant’s experience can shape their future personality. One is the object of the breast, which ...view middle of the document...

Team Klein final conclusion:

Reshunna - In conclusion, it can be humbly said that Klein’s object relation theory in an extension of psychoanalytic theory that attempts to confirm Freud’s concepts in a sense. Not unlike Freud’s theories, Klein’s theory is unable to be neither confirmed nor falsified through experimental research. However, one cannot deny that the theory is conclusively valuable because it can be considered a beneficial manual to action, and possesses the internal consistency that the major drive of human beings is indeed the point that they want to and are driven to relate. So while there are both pros and cons, the theory respectfully holds it ground.

Team Erikson will debate their position:

Jaime - The positive aspects of Erikson’s theory on individual personal characteristics is that it expanded on Freud’s theory of infantile development by adding to it other stages that we go through which affect our personality, those being adolescence where we are confronted with our “identity crises” which he named, young adult, adulthood and old age (Feist, Feist, & Roberts, 2013). Now in order to move on from stage to stage we need to accept the change and grow from it. These changes are affected by our environment and the connections and social associations we make with those around us. In the early stages we learn trusting and mistrusting as well as learning to play or work with others. This emphasizes how our ego it will affect our personality and those relationships that we build.

Team Klein will now oppose:

Shayna - Erikson developed his theory based off of Freud’s ideas, but they were also different in many ways. Both theories focus on the unconscious on development and both separate development into stages. This can cause some negative aspects for describing individual personality characteristics. Erikson focused on forces such as social and environmental factors. While Erikson’s theory focused on adulthood and later stages his studies for identity were done on children. Another weakness of Erikson was that it does not focus on...

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