250 Week 2 Psycho

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Psychoanalytic Personality Assessment
In an attempt to understand the human psyche as it relates to personality, theorists such as Sigmund Freud, Carl G. Jung, and Alfred Adler all developed their theories to describe personality. To better understand the mentioned theorist’s beliefs it is necessary to compare and contrast the various psychoanalytic theories characteristics as well as to make mention of the portions that are agreeable or disagreeable. Also, the stages of Sigmund Freud's theory and Freudian defense mechanisms will be conversed.
Comparison and Contrast of Psychoanalytical Theories
Freud, Jung, and Adler psychoanalytic theories were all created with the purpose to explain the development of personality. Freud’s beliefs
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This theory although may be true in some circumstances it is not likely not the norm.
Stages of Freud’s Theory
Freud was a renowned and respected theorist who is recognized for his development of personality theories, in fact, many other philosophers followed his beliefs to include Carl Jung. The “ Stages of Psychosexual Development are, like other stage theories, completed in a predetermined sequence and can result in either successful completion or a healthy personality or can result in failure, leading to an unhealthy personality” (Heffner, 2014). The stages of Freud’s theory of Psychosexual Development are the Oral Stage (Birth to 18 months), Anal stage (18 months to three years), Phallic Stage (ages three to six), Latency Stage (age six to puberty), and the Genital Stage (puberty on) (Heffner, 2014).
In the Oral stage, the infant learns instant gratification through oral pleasure from sucking. If the child gets too much or not enough satisfaction, they may have an Oral Fixation or Oral Personality in their adulthood where they are too dependent on others and tend to be smokers or nail biters. The Anal Stage is where toddlers learn how to use the bathroom and learn how to hold or release their urine and bowel movements. This stage is important because toddlers are learning how to have control over their bodies. Depending on various factors during this stage a child may grow up to become extremely neat or messy, a

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