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Personality and Developmental Stages
An overview of personality theories and developmental stages according to Sigmund Freud, Erik Erikson and Karen Horney.
# 102856 | 2,381 words | 9 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Apr 03, 2008 in Psychology (Behaviorism) , Psychology (Freud)

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This paper examines how psychoanalytic theory has had one of the most influential impacts on personality theory and development. It looks at how Freud, Erikson and Horney have uniquely contributed to the stimulation of new ideas regarding the human psyche and its development from infancy to adulthood to death.

Freud: Psychoanalytic Theory
Erikson and Development
Horney and Development

From the Paper:

"It is of historical interest that although Freud spent nearly his entire life formulating, reformulating and developing his theories into one cohesive framework, the fundamental concepts behind psychoanalytic theory remained unrefined. It would be up to his followers to branch out from his theories, taking with them an important classical psychoanalytic construct that would later become a "neo-Freudian" theory independent of its classical roots. Although they shared the common notion that his view on sexuality was overemphasized, they retained the structural model of the psyche (particularly the ego) and, with regard to development, the different stages with corresponding tasks or conflicts that must be resolved for normal development. "

Sample of Sources Used:

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