This blog originally founded by Blogger who holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Trump is Not Crazy. He Just Grew Up
Psychologists have an explanation. In their stages of mental and emotional development, they have identified what they call the Generative Stage. "This stage takes place during middle adulthood between the ages of approximately 40 and 65. During this time, adults strive to create or nurture things that will outlast them; often by parenting children or contributing to positive changes that benefit other people." (Erik Eriksons’ theory of psychosocial development)
When a mentally and emotionally healthy adult reaches the Generative Stage, that person begins to want to give something back to a society that has given so much to him or her. At great personal sacrifice, Trump the billionaire and the other super wealthy people around him, have left their soft lives and volunteered to put the country back together again.
God knows it needed it! That is a sign of mental and emotional maturity.
Posted by Blogger at 5:11 PM