This is an exercise in the application of a theory of personality – Erikson’s post-Freudian theory. The case study is of a real life case of a man biologically born as male, but in his childhood until teenage years raised as a girl.
Case Study: Bruce Reimer
Find several sources of biographical data on the life of Bruce Reimer (a.k.a Brenda, David; 1965-2004). Read from a couple of sources so you have a relatively clear and detailed picture about Bruce Reimer from when he was an infant until an adult.
Use your knowledge of Erikson’s theory of personality (in particular his psychosocial stages of development) to analyze the development of Bruce Reimer’s personality.
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