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PSY505 - Developmental Psychology Assignment No. 1 Solution and Discussion Spring 2017 Due Date: May 08, 2017

PSY505 - Developmental Psychology Assignment No. 1 Solution and Discussion Spring 2017 Due Date: May 08, 2017 



Due Date: May 08, 2017                                                                        Marks: 20





Assignment objectives:

Upon the successful completion of this assignment; students will be able to:

      Understand the Freudian developmental theory and its psycho-sexual stages.

      Know about different methods of data collection





Question No.01:                                                                                             (15)                                         




Given below is a short story in which Freud’s psychosexual stages of development

have been discussed within the life context of the same individual. Your task is to identify which psychosexual stage is operational in which part of the story. After identification, you are also required to justify your identification as well. 




“Ali’s mother started breast feeding him immediately after his birth. After few months, she noticed that he started sucking his thumb, toys and blankets. When he turned two, his mother noticed that he started getting pleasure from controlling bowl and bladder movements.  Ali usually used to take shower with his sister and noticed the differences in her body parts. Gradually, he became more curious to know about the body parts of the opposite gender. He showed more concern and affection towards his mother as compared to his father. After getting admitted to the school, he preferred to make friends with boys. He showed interest in playing, studying and in such kind of productive activities. When he reached at the age of puberty, he showed more interest in friendship with girls and started preferring to develop intimate relationship with the opposite gender”.









Psycho sexual


Event from the story where

the selected stage has been


Justification for

both identifications























      Give your answers in the provided table. If assignment will not be attempted

in the given tabular format, zero mark will be given.

      Do not copy the words of handouts or internet while writing your justification;

otherwise no marks will be awarded.

Marking Scheme:

      1 mark for identification of psychosexual stage

      1 mark for identification of the correct event where that psychosexual stage

has been involved

      1 mark for justification i.e. how is the chosen psychosexual justified for the

chosen event





Question No.02:                                                                                         (5)                     




What is the difference between cross-sectional studies and longitudinal studies?





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