You know the thing about "new words" being defined when they are used......I always took great delight in already KNOWING the word.......felt like I was at least one step ahead......
There are also words that I probably took for granted because I was in a medical field before. Those manufactured-just-to-explain-psych-theories words don't appear in Taber's though. A big reason for the psych terms not being included in medical science referrences is that Erikson and other psychosocialists don't have any medical or science in thier backgrounds. For example, Erikson was an artist before becoming a student of freud.
Study of psychosocial theory application is essential since even the terms they use in explaining thier theories are unique to those paticular theories.
Good luck with that:chuckle
Goes to show that you really need to find out what they expect in a program. Ours was all kinds of nutrition, diets, positioning, legal issues, HMo's, DSR, etc... This semester is IV's and OR.
Don't go by course labels either. Read the description to know what you're in for. If the description has those "unique" psychosocial terms in it, you can bet that it is cukoo for coacopuffs.
Example: taking the course packet labled "nutrition".
What Asian people like to eat/is against thier religion/traditional diet to promote wellness......psychosocialist curricculum requiring psychosocial theories to integrate.
How fats,protiens,carbohydrates are metabolized and the DXs that affect them..............Science curricculum requiring A&P and some chem if your lucky.
I expected science to be the foundation so I reviewed A&P and studied nutrition. As it turned out, I would have been better served to have study psych terms because the science often was not supported.
Since it's all a crap-shoot anyhooo, if I had it to do over again, I would have studied psych foundation first. The implications of not understanding nursing curricculum as being psychosocial could be fatal.