Freud Vs Erickson

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'When comparing Erikson and Freud, I found that they both made good points. I do agree with certain aspects of both. However, I found Erikson's theory to hold more validity. With Freud, I feel like doing cocaine affects your scientific credibility a bit. Even if we knew for certain he was not under the influence whilst creating these theories, I would still have trouble accepting them for a multitude of reasons. Take his phallic stage theory, for example. What child do you know is capable of following thought processes as complex as 'I am in love with my mother. Therefore, I must kill my father. But alas, I am only three.'? I have difficulty believing any child could experience this, let alone have enough children feel like this to have it
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