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Bill Clinton
A psycho-historical approach to the adolescence of the President.
# 24766 | 2,475 words | 8 sources | 2002 | US

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A psycho-historical approach to the adolescence of the President. Considers three developmental theories: Erik Erikson's psychosocial approach. James Fowler's concept of the development of faith. Jean Piaget's theory of cognitive development. Connects the theories to Clinton's biography. Contends that Clinton developed lifelong attachments to people who later worked for him in politics.

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"In considering a Psycho-historical approach to the
adolescence of President Bill Clinton three developmental
theories will be used as guides. The first is Erik Erikson's
(1968) psychosocial approach which while it is psychoanalytic in
its basic orientation, transcended Freud's approach by taking
into consideration the role of human interactions and social
setting in the development of personality. The second is James
Fowler's (1984) outline of the development of faith which draws
extensively on Erikson's concepts but concentrates on matters
related to various aspects of Spiritual individuation and growth. The third is that of Jean Piaget (11967; 1973) who developed a theory of cognitive development in childhood but also addressed cognitive changes that continued into adolescence and adulthood. These theoretical approaches are applied to three ..."

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