Freud 's Theory Of Human Sexuality

1641 Words Sep 10th, 2016 7 Pages
As we know, the practice of sexual behavior is perceived differently by diverse worldviews and consists of a wide range of activities (Hyde & DeLamater, 2014). There has been a number of debates on whether or not the nature of human sexuality can be developed through genetics, imitated through socialization, influenced by unconscious decisions or if it can be altered after childhood. There are a variety of theories that have been created to help understand the uncertainty of how human sexuality is developed. Uncovering the influence of neuroscience on sexuality and evaluating the appropriateness of Sigmund Freud’s Psychoanalytic Theory, Albert Bandura’s Modeling Theory and Carl Roger’s Person Centered Theory on addressing Maria’s sexual problems will be analyzed as well as their contribution to our understanding of human sexuality.
Theory Identification
Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic theory is one out of four major theories that have contributed to relevancy of human sexuality. Freud coined the notion that irrational forces, unconscious motivations, biological and instinctual drives that evolve over time are the cause for human behavior (Corey, 2013). Freud believed that parent-child interactions within childhood develops a person’s unique character type. In childhood pleasure is maximized to satisfy the demands of the id impulses, while the parent’s main focus is integrating the demands of reality and the concept of what is right and wrong. Human personality in Freud’s…
Open Document