Sigmund Freud And Its Effects On Human Development

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From the moment of your first breath to the final moments of your life, the body goes through many developmental changes. There have been many different theories detailing the changes during the life span such as Freud, Erikson, Havighurst, Piaget, and Kohlberg. These theorists present development in stages which the human displays predictable behavioral patterns and build specific proficiencies. Through these stages, societal philosophies, attitudes, and values have an effect on human development. Other factors have influenced the human development such as psychological, biological, sociological, philosophical, and historical bases. These factors along with physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development help form the person. There are so many changes, happening for so many reasons from the first breath to the last moments, each unknowingly making you who you are. Sigmund Freud, known as the founding father of psychoanalysis, was born in Austria on May 6, 1856. Freud developed 5 stages of psychosexual development; each stage revolves around a significant erogenous zone. Freud believed the every child is born with an innate biological sexual need. Freud’s theory stressed on life in early childhood and how these interactions with the care provider determined behaviors later in life. The five stages are oral, anal, phallic, latency, and genital. Freud’s theories are all based on achieving a certain sexual point by a certain age. Freud believed if the stage was not

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