Sigmund Freud's Psychoosexual Theory Of Development

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Freud 's psychosexual theory of development. Sigmund Freud was a Viennese physician who developed his psychosexual theory of development. His theory is based on the idea that parents play a critical role in managing their children 's sexual and aggressive drives during the first few years of life in order to nurture their proper development. As his structural model suggests that id, the ego, and the superego are three interworking parts which consists in personality. According to Freud’s theory, the stages of psychosexual development must be successfully met for proper development. It is very important to give proper nurturing and parenting during each stage. Otherwise the child will stuck in or fixated on that behavior of that stage. The five stages of Freud 's psychosexual theory of development include the oral, anal, phallic, latency, and genital stages. Oral Stage ( 0 – 1 year) This is the first stage of Freud’s psychosexual development which is from the birth till the age of one year. Here the infant’s mouth is the focus of libidinal gratification derived from the pleasure of feeding from her mother’s breast and also oral activities like sucking and biting. It gets much satisfaction from putting everything in its mouth to satisfy the libido and also its id demands. 3 Adolescence and Learning Assignment 1 Mariyam Sobira (5612) According to Freud, oral stimulation could lead to an oral fixation in its later life. Smokers,

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