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Personality Theories and Developmental Stages
A look at developmental theories according to Freud, Erikson and Horney.
# 132741 | 2,500 words | 9 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Psychology (Freud) , Psychology (General)

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This paper discusses the developmental theories according to the classical psychoanalytic teachings of Freud, the developmental theories proposed by Erikson and the coping solutions and self theory proposed by Horney. Each theory's fundamental constructs are briefly outlined, as they relate to personality development. The theorists' constructs are then discussed in the context of personality development.

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"Psychoanalytic Theory as a personality theory provides us with a unique insight into how certain behaviors and pathological conditions with no apparent biological cause arise. Unlike other theories that focus on the character traits of an individual and how he interacts with his environment and others, Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory focuses on the different psychic forces at work within an individual. Freud spent nearly his entire life formulating, reformulating and developing his theories into one cohesive framework, the fundamental concepts behind..."

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