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Psychoanalytic Theory: Sigmund Freud
Transcript of Psychoanalytic Theory: Sigmund Freud
Born on May 6, 1856 in Freiburg, Moravia
Suggested that Freud's ideas came from Shakespeare's plays
Attended University of Vienna and got a degree in medicine
Eventually studied neurology
Believed the connection between the sexual feelings and neurosis contributed to human behavior
Focuses on emotions, inner drives, motives, and unconscious
Influences thinking and behavior
Freud's ideas were controversial
Famous for his belief that children develop through a series of psychosexual stages:
Oral (birth to 1 year)
Anal (1 to 3 years)
Phallic (3 to 6 years)
Latency (6 to 11 years)
Genital (Adolescence & Adulthood)
Fixation may occur
mouth ,tongue, and gums are the focus of pleasurable sensations in the baby's body
sucking and feed are the most stimulating activities
heightens mother's emotional attachment to the infant
pleasures related to control and self-control
major conflict is toilet training
most erotic factor is the anus
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boys and girls discover they're different
girls tend to envy boys for having a penis
boys have a sense of pride and are proud of their penises
libido interests are suppressed
sexual activity is inactive
important in the development of social and communication skills and self-confidence.
sexual interests mature
establish a balance between the various life areas.
genitals are the focus of pleasurable sensations
seeks sexual stimulation and satisfaction through relationships
Freud first majored in medicine, but later studied neurology because he was interested in the workings of the brain
His ideas and beliefs were controversial, but influential
Freud's research was through mostly case studies
Developed psychosexual stages, which he believed was the result of behavior originating from childhood