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Psychoanalytic Theory

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Elissa Naas

on 8 July 2015

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Transcript of Psychoanalytic Theory

Freuds stages of psychosexual development

Oral stage: birth to 1 year
Anal stage: 1 to 3 years
Phallic Stage: 3 to 6 years
Latent Period: 7 to 11 years
Genital Stage: adolescence
Becca Odom, Ashley Rengstorf
Elizabeth Hock and Elissa Naas

Psychoanalytic Perspective
Psychoanalytic Perspective
Psychosexual Theory: Emphasizes how
parents manage their children's sexual
drives in the first years which is crucial
for healthy personality development
Freud's Theory
Children move through a series of stages in which they confront conflicts between biological drives and social expectations. How these conflicts are resolved determines the person's ability to learn, to get along with others, and to cope with anxiety.
Psychosocial theory, this focuses on a person's ego. The ego makes a positive contribution to development, acquiring attitudes and skills that make the individual active, contributing member of society
He also believed that learning to control ones body functions leads to independence
He also recognizes that people will need to go through negative feelings to find the positive
Erikson worked off Freud and learned from him but unlike Freud he looked at and entire lifespan
The psychoanalytic theory describes how our past and present can influence/alter our present/future.
He places a lot of emphasis on cultural experiences helping shape who we are
Multiple course development
Multiple Psychologists
Nature versus Nurture

Discontinuous versus Continuous
Peaked in the 20th century
Genetic and Developmental aspects
Invented Psychotherapy
Still used today
Humanity struggle
Primitive Impulses and Social Civility
Based theoretical framework of personality around clinical observations.
3 theories of personality
Topographic Model
Genetic Model
Structural Model
Berk, Laura. Child Development . Ninth . Kendallville: IN, 2012. 15-16. Print.
The Freudian theory states that human behaviour is motivated by sexual impulses (libido); conversely
Basic personality is shaped in first 5 years
Attributed psychological development to intrinsic forces and drives.
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