Psychoanalytic Aspects of Personality

Psychoanalytic Aspects of Personality

List two of the five stages of Freudian psychosexual development and briefly describe each. How can understanding of Freud’s stages be useful in modern consideration of personality? Discuss the difference between the pleasure principle and the reality principle. How might these be observed in adult behavior?

Define the Id, Ego, and Superego. How are these three things important to Freud’s theory and modern perspectives on personality? Include examples from a current article or research study to illustrate your comments. *Please include and cite examples from a current article or research study!

Then take one element of the theories or ideas presented this week and apply it to a real person – for example, someone from current events, politics, business, sports, the entertainment field. Define the terms you’re using, and apply them to an aspect of this person’s life (a specific action, behavior, or decision, for example). How can we understand this person more fully by using this concept to understand him/her?

Also provide academic sources from the books:

Personality by Friedman, H. S. & Schustack, M. W. 6th edition

Schustack, M. W. & Friedman, H.S. (2008). The Personality Reader. (2nd ed.)
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 personality  6th edition  Friedman Howard S

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According to Freud’s psychoanalytic theory asserts that the personality of an individual is developed by the age of five years. The early experiences of an individual play a major role in in the development of a personality and will also influence the behavior of the person at later life. The effective completion of each stage leads to establishment of a healthy personality trait (Schustack, & Friedman, 2008). Failure to progress successfully at each stage may lead to fixation due to failure of resolution of conflicts at the respective stages.

  1. Oral stage…………..

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