Erikson's Theory, Genetic Technology & Writing Discussion

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1: Discussion must be 150 words with two sources. Discussion must be in APA format. Research and critique an article on Erik Erikson's psychosocial theory. Discuss which of Erikson's concepts would help you most in understanding the process of adjusting to a disability.


Genetic technology is becoming commonplace in our lives as new advances appear on a frequent basis. One genetic technology that is garnering increased attention is gene therapy and its potential to cure debilitating diseases like cystic fibrosis, hemophilia and even some cancers. But there is also concern that this technology could be misused.

  • What do you think are some of the pros and cons of gene therapy?
  • How do somatic and germ line gene therapy differ?
  • Might there be more ethical concern over one form of gene therapy than the other?


So far in our course, we have discussed academic writing in depth, and with this unit, you have written (or are currently writing) your first essay. How do you feel about your progress? Do you feel that you are mastering the skills of academic writing? To that end, how do you feel about your essay? Did you discover anything by going through the process of writing the essay? Is there anything that you would like to share with your course mates? Of course, not all comparative exercises are successful. Do you feel that yours was? Did you learn something, or do you feel that you may have even taught the reader something? Reflect upon your experience so far in the course.

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Erik Erikson’s psychological theory concepts.
Erikson’s psychological theory of development focuses much on how external factors,
parents, and society affect personality development when someone is growing from childhood to
adulthood. Erikson believes that every individual must have to pass the eight stages of
development (Polansky, 2017). There are some stages that can help an individual to adjust to a
A school-age child who is from six to twelve years is a stage where the kids experience
self-esteem and competency. This is a stage that the kid can be able to adjust to a disability easily
(Guntrip, 2018).

It is a stage of learning, ...

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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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