Compare And Contrast Sigmund Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory

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This essay aims to contrast and compare Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic theory, against Erik Erikson’s neo analytic theory. In this essay, the main components of each theory will be discussed, in order to show a clear understand of exactly what effect it has. This essay aims to emphasize the similarities and the differences between each theory. Some of the topics that will be covered include the basic tenets and assumptions of the theories, the manner in which each theory views the self and identity, the theory of development, the manner in which each theory resolves conflict as well as how these theories relate to a South African context.
Basic tenets and assumptions of each theory
Freud’s psychoanalytic include the Structure of the mind is comprised of the ID, Ego, Super Ego. The basic tenets and assumptions of Freud’s psychosexual development which consist s of aspects such as oral, anal, phallic, latency and genital stages. Tenets surrounded this psychosexual development include libido which is the sexual energy that underlies psychological tension. Aspects such as phobias, castration anxiety, Oedipus and Electra complex ,penis envy as
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Elements such as the Psyche, defensive mechanism, unconscious mind, as well as psychosexual development can be classified as basic assumption compared to that of Erikson’s basic assumptions of psychosocial development .Hysteria is a word used by Freud in order to describe metal illness that shows no organic cause .Which could possibly be cured by psychological as well as social influences. An example of hysteria would be depression. Later Freud also made use of hypnosis which was term that describes a trance like state induced by another person. In many cases of hysteria, hypnosis had proven to be
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