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					Psychoanalytic Theory
Sigmund Freud

Freud 1856 1939
Psychoanalytic theory Biological emphasis drives Libido sex instinct Psychic energy id, ego, superego Unconscious

Key developmental ideas
pessimistic view of human nature emphasis on nature, biological forces early experiences shape personality age 5 universal developmental stages

Freud’s stage theory

Infancy to adolescence Oral, anal, phallic, latency period, genital

Weaknesses

Based on limited “sample” Little empirical support

Freud’s impact

Sets the agenda New emphasis on children’s needs Talking cure psychoanalysis It gets cool to be neurotic!

Cultural Icon

Major impact in United States

Inspires a lot of other work!


				
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