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Personality Assessment
An examination of Freud, Erikson and Maslow's theories on personality development.
# 28815 | 2,791 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jul 08, 2003 in Psychology (Freud) , Psychology (Theory)

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This paper examines how an individual's personality processes may be interpreted and understood from several perspectives. It looks at how the meanings and origins of particular behaviors and thought patterns may differ according to which theory is adhered to. It analyzes three major proponents of differing theories--Freud, Erikson and Maslow and examines how these theorists developed models for further understanding human behavior and thus, human nature.

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"According to Freud, personality is developed through a series of stages known as psychosexual stages. He believed that early life experiences play a major role in the development of adult personalities. Each stage represents the area of the body through which libido, or sexual energy, is released during that developmental period. It is possible that if nternal conflict occurs and there is a build up of libido at a certain stage, fixation occurs in which an individual's personality is unable to progress onto a more advanced level. Fixation happens when a particular stage is overindulged, or when a person is unable to progress due to the frustration of needs. These stages, in order of occurrence are the oral stage, anal stage, phallic stage, latency period, and genital stage."

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