Sigmund Freud's Psychoosexual Theory Of Development

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Sigmund Freud 's psychosexual theory of development and Erik Erikson 's psychosocial theory of development. Introduction: As children grow older, they develop in several different ways. It includes physical, intellectual, social, and emotional changes. Children grow and mature at very different rates. Some children are tall and thin whereas some are short and fat. Freud and Erikson are two In this essay I am going to compare and contrast Sigmund Freud 's psychosexual theory of development and Erik Erikson 's psychosocial theory of development. Freud’s psychosexual theory of development is described in terms of a series of five stages. The stages are oral, anal, phallic, latency and genital phases. According to Freud, conflicts happen during each of these stages can have a lifelong impact on personality and behavior. And if these psychosexual stages completed successfully, it resulted in a healthy personality. On the other hand if certain issues not resolved at suitable stage, fixation can occur. Fixation is a persistent focus on an earlier psychosexual stage. Erik Erikson’s psychosocial development theory is on developed eight-stage. It is mainly focused on the growth and change throughout the lifespan, especially focusing on social interaction and conflicts that arise during different stages of development. The first stage of Erikson’s theory is Infancy; (birth – 18 months old) Basic trust vs Mistrust (hope). In this stage

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