Sigmund Freud's Psychosexual Development Theory

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Introduction Psychosexual development theory is a child development theory of five stages proposed by Sigmund Freud. According to Freud that psychological development in childhood takes place in a series of fixed stages. It is called psychosexual stages because each stage has an area where pleasure derives and also some fixation occur in that particular stage as well as in adulthood if the child gets unsuccessful in it. Hence parents can play important roles in order to avoid the fixation. 2.10- Stage : Oral stage (birth to 1 year) Oral stage is the first stage of Sigmund Freud’s psychosexual development theory. According to Freud, in this stage the child’s major source of pleasure is in the mouth. Infant’s enjoys suckling, chewing, biting on things such as mother’s breast, bottles, thumb or blankets (Leahy, 2015). 2.11-Parents role Parents can provide materials that are suitable for infants to fulfil their suckling. It is because children usually depend on care takers. And it is highly advised mother’s to nurse their child as it is one of the act that child will fulfil their oral stage pleasure by suckling (Oral stage, 7 2015,). And whenever parent leaves infant in their bed when they sleep, leave suckling objects as stated (2.1) easily reachable to the infants. These materials should be sterilized and cleaned. 2.12- Successful and fixation It is extremely important for parents to navigate this stage carefully so as a result
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