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Sigmund Freud

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jacob townsend

on 19 September 2014

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Transcript of Sigmund Freud

A strong attachment to a person or thing, especially such an attachment formed in childhood or infancy and manifested in immature or neurotic behavior that persists throughout life.

Freud's theory of psycho-sexual development suggests that children pass through several stages in their earliest years.

During each stage, children learn to gratify themselves (Freud would say sexually) via distinct patterns of behavior.

It was Freud's view that during any one of these stages a person could become fixated—that is, they could be so gratified or, on the other hand, so unfulfilled, that they are marked for life by this fixation.

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Sigmund Freud
Future predictions are too vague
Focuses on adults and not children
Whole study is a case study

Disadvantages to case studies
May not see relevance to own situation
Insufficient information can lead to inappropriate results
Not appropriate for elementary level
With a researcher observing the specimen closely, the specimen is likely to change their behavior
Oedipus Complex
Term used by Sigmund Freud in his theory of psychosexual stages of development.
Describes a boy's feelings of desire for his mother and jealousy and anger towards his father.
Feels like he is in competition with his father for possession of his mother.
Views his father as a rival for her attentions and affections.
Occurs in the phallic stage of psychosexual development between the ages 3 and 5.
Oral Stage:
Sucking, Biting, Chewing
Anal Stage:
Bowel movements
Phallic Stage:
Genital stimulation, Attraction to opposite-sex parent, and Imitation of same-sex parent
Latency Stage:
Cognitive and social development
Genital Stage:
Development of sexual and intimate adult relationships
- May 6, 1856 - September 23, 1939
- Austrian neurologist who became known as the founding father of psychoanalysis.
- Freud qualified as a doctor of medicine at the University of Vienna in 1881.
-Became an affiliated professor in 1902.
Comparable to the Oedipus Complex except with females.
Term used to describe a girl's sense of competition with her mother for the affections of her father.
When she discovers that she does not some of the male body parts, she becomes attached to her father and begins to resent her mother who she blames for her "castration."
As a result, Freud believed that the girl then begins to identify with and emulate her mother out of fear of losing her love.
Electra Complex
Examples in Humans
Roundy, L. (n.d.). Retrieved from Education-portal.com website: http://education-portal.com/academy/lesson/electra-complex-and-freud-definition-story-examples.html#lesson
Reference Page
Cherry, K. (2008, November 3). Sigmund freud - life, work and theories. Retrieved from psychology.about.com website: http://psychology.about.com/od/sigmundfreud/p/sigmund_freud.htm

(n.d.). Retrieved from psychology.about.com website: http://psychology.about.com/od/theoriesofpersonality/ss/psychosexualdev_7.htm
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