Psychoanalytic Theory Vs. Erick 's Psychosocial Theory

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Freud’s Psychoanalytic Theory vs. Erick’s Psychosocial Theory Many follow the theories of ether Freud’s or Erickson’s that the use of development is through a variety of stages throughout life. People may believe in one over the other as they are both different theories. While Sigmund Freud, a Viennese physician who is well known for his revolutionary ideas on psychology and psychiatry, but also on Western thought in general. He states that "If electronic media were hazardous to intelligence, the quality of science would be plummeting" (894). However, Freud’s and Erickson’s theories stand apart in many ways, but both agree that personalities develop in a series of predetermined stages.
Freud’s Psychoanalytic Theory
His theory suggests that unconscious forces act to determine personality and behavior. In which is a part of the a person’s personality where they 're unaware “conscious awareness”, such as infantile wishes, desires, demands, and needs that are hidden because of their disturbing nature. He states that “the unconscious is responsible for a good part of our everyday behavior” (Robert 13). Freud would argue that personality is formed during childhood and that everyone’s personality is among three necessary structures of the human mind: the id, ego, and superego. According to Freud, children go through five stages the oral stage (0 to 18 months), anal stage (18 months to 3 years), phallic stage (3 to 6 years), latency stage (6 to puberty), genital stage (puberty to…
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