Sigmund Freud and his Five Psychosexual Development Stages

2077 Words Feb 19th, 2018 8 Pages
One’s personality differentiates them from the other 7 billion persons upon the planet. Some believe you come into the world with your personality traits already present as a predisposition and others believe that they are developed outside of the womb. Sigmund Schlomo Freud was one of the most popular and controversial theological psychologist believed that there were certain stages a child must complete within the first five years up until adulthood to have a successful adult neurosis. Sigmund started as a neurologist in Vienna in 1886 where he practiced treating patients for hysteria and began methods of treatment like hypnosis and electric shock (Krapp, 2005). There is where he found the need for psychoanalysis. Freud was unanimously known as the father of psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis is a term greatly used by different psychology professionals, many associate this term with Sigmund Freud who made it most popular. Freud first presented his ideas in the 1890’s. This paper will discuss Sigmund Freud, describe his five psychosexual developmental stages as well as explain his personal personality theory.
The inception of the developmental theory also known as Freud’s psychosexual development began around the year of 1893.…