Although early life development and early formative experiences within the family, at school, etc.
can help to shape us as adults, personal development should not stop later in life.
The argument succeeds at giving two points of view — natural and man-made effects on development — to support the main idea.
The essay can be much stronger if the writer included examples of the how human characteristics are affected by the principles of the two theories.
Human growth and development requires a lot of things to happen.
In many cases, various issues that a child undergoes when born affect the growth and development of the child.Maslow (1970) suggests that all individuals have an in-built need for personal development which occurs through a process called self-actualisation.The extent to which people are able to develop depends on certain needs being met and these needs form a hierarchy.The theory also emphasizes on the development of stares using a broader focus, giving emphasis to the ego and expression of views of human nature that are positive and application of the theory throughout the life of human beings (Wodarski, & Dziegielewski, 2002, p.5).The argument of the essay is human growth and development is affected by different factors. The thesis statement of the essay appears to be “There are various theories that have been put forward in order to help people understand the life cycle development and the human behavior.” The two body paragraphs each present one of these theories.Argument – The essay writer presents Sigmund Freud’s Psychoanalytic theory which focuses on emotions and motives and their effects on growth and development.The idea works well because it highlights natural, human characteristics.Reasoning – While the information is valid, it appears the writer has only summarized Sigmund Freud’s theory without further analysis.Critical thinking needs to be used to link Freud’s principles to examples of growth and development trends among people in specific environments or with specific upbringings. For example, the topic sentence could state the name and developer of the theory.Therefore, the situations in life that a child experiences, the kind of environment (Wodarski, & Dziegielewski, 2002, p.40) a child is brought up in and the kind of people the child relates to affects the growth and development of that person.