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Monday, April 30, 2018

Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic theory


Personality is often defined as an organized combination of attributes, motives, value, and behaviors unique to each individual.

Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic theory was one of the first, and one of the most influential, theories of how the personality develops from childhood to adulthood.

According  to  Freud,  the  individual  passes  through  a series  of  dynamically  differentiated  developmental stages  during  the  life  span,  which  are  characterized by  distinct  modes  of  functioning.  The  theory  proposes that  mishaps  during  different  stages,  especially  during the  early  childhood,  play  an  important  role  in  the etiology  of  psychological  problems  including  mental disorders. 

Freud’s Psychoanalytic theory based on three main assumptions:
1. Personality is governed by unconscious forces that we cannot control.
2. Childhood experiences play a significant role in determining adult personality.
3. Personality is shaped by the manner in which children cope with sexual urges.

Personality was formed during first 5 years of life. Early experiences play a large role in personality development and continue to influence behavior later in life. He came to believe that the major  influence  on  development  was  the  psychosocial  conflict  surrounding  the  sexual  drive  during  these  early  years  of  life.  The  pervasive  importance  of  this  drive  in  shaping  development  and  adult functioning was seen to arise from a number of its properties.
Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic theory
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