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Psychoanalytic Theory: Sigmund Freud

Biography & theory + stages

Jennifer Tram Nguyen

on 5 July 2013

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Psychoanalytic Theory
Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud
Born on May 6, 1856 in Freiburg, Moravia

Read Shakespeare
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
Psychoanalytic Theory
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
Anal Stage
Oral Stage
Phallic Stage
Latency Stage
Genital Stage
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
Jennifer Tram Nguyen
Mrs. Jones
Child Development

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
puberty occurs

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
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