A Study of a Pre-Adolescent Boy's Group at the Salvation Army Red Shield Club, New York City, September 1951 Through May 1952
Background of the Study. In the fields of psychology and education, there seems to have been a great deal of emphasis placed on the stages of development in the child, other than the pre-adolescent stage. Freud placed special emphasis on the infantile period in the life of the child. He called attention to the oral, anal, phallic and adolescent periods in the life of the growing child. All these stages have certain stigma and trials which help test the child and serve him as experience for the future. In each division of life there are experiences that may strengthen or weaken the various facets of the child’s personality. It is therefore important to understand the various stages of growth with these different stresses and strains and challenging situations, which the child must meet with only his individual experience and limited education to guide him along the way.
Developmental psychology|Social work
Duane, Thomas Aloysius, "A Study of a Pre-Adolescent Boy's Group at the Salvation Army Red Shield Club, New York City, September 1951 Through May 1952" (1953). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557745.