Theories And Theory Of Psychosocial Development Essay

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Running head: THEORISTS 1

Theories & Theorist

Tiffany Leaf

Walden University

Dr. Thomas Russo

RSCH – 61007-6 Research Theory

Life is full of many experiences and challenges which help individuals to grow and become better people. There has been tons of research to better understand how and why humans develop and grow the way they do. Among the many theories and therapist in the field of psychology, I have chosen psychosexual and psychosocial development to provide basic tenets, explain why they are important to my future discipline and also analyze the relationship between my chosen therapist Freud and Erikson.

Two key theories Freud 's Theory of Psychosexual and Erikson 's Theory of Psychosocial development are both psychoanalytic theories. Sigmund Freud concluded that personality develops through several stages and the psychosexual development was the driving force behind behavior. Sigmund Freud 's psychoanalytic theory of personality argued that human behavior was the result of the interaction of three component parts of the mind: the id, ego, and superego (Boundless). He focused on the role of unconscious psychological conflicts and how it would shape personality as well as behavior. These are called psychosexual stages because each stage represents the fixation of libido (roughly translated as sexual drives or instincts) on a different area of the…
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