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Freud's Psychosexual Stages

Freud's Psychosexual Stages

Author: Barbara Ludins
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This lesson will explore the four stages of Freud's psychosexual development theory. Freud's belief that adult personality traits can be traced to one's fixation in one or more of the stages will be examined. 

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TERMS TO KNOW
  • Freud's Psychosexual stages

    Stages of development identified by Freud that impact personality development.

  • Fixation

    Too much or too little stimulation of erogenous zones (sexual libido) during specific stages causes attachment/personality flaws.

  • Oral Stage

    Sexual energy is focused on the mouth.

  • Anal Stage

    Sexual energy is focused on the anus/bladder (controlling bodily wastes).

  • Phallic Stage

    Sexual energy is focused on the genitals.

  • Identification

    Unconscious modeling of one's self upon another person. Allows for identity to group values and attitudes as well as a feeling of connection, similarity, and idealization.

  • Latency

    Child's sexual energy is dormant.

  • Genital Stage

    Sexual energy is focused on the genitals.