Literature Review. Sigmund Freud, The Father Of Psychoanalysis,

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Literature Review Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, was a physiologist, medical doctor, psychologist, and influential thinker of the early twentieth century (Thornton, 2011). Freud is one of the commonly known superstars in the field of psychology, quickly becoming famous for his study of the unconscious. Freudian Psychology is a form of analysis that is derived from the work of Mr. Freud, largely focusing on his most profound concept, psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis is an approach to personality development that focuses on how go through a series of stages in which they confront conflicts between biological drives and social expectations (Berk, 2014). Freud, being well-known for his success, had a number of followers who took…show more content…
Physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally we all experience these changes that can sometimes go unnoticed by you, but are very clear to others. Erikson’s Psychosocial Theory places the teenage portion of life into the identity vs. role confusion stage. During this stage young individuals begin to form their personal identities based on their values and vocational goals (Berk, 2014). Physical When you hear the word teenager, often puberty comes to mind. During the time of puberty, our physical appearances begin to drastically change. My 7th grade year, the first year of middle school, I was the chubby, freckle faced, dark brown haired girl. I hated the way I looked, I wanted to be like the models in the magazines, not realizing I was only 12 and was comparing myself to girls that were at least 18 and had already reached puberty unlike me. Erikson would have explained my hatred for my looks as my desire to fit in, be beautiful, and to be wanted by others as a friend. Little did I know at the time, the summer between 7th and 8th grade I would reach puberty and my body changed immensely. I went from the chubby, ugly girl to the skinny, pretty girl in a matter of one summer. After my “baby fat” was gone and my flat tummy appeared, I began to take my new “hot” look even further by dying my hair. I had such a desire to be cool like all the other
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