Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates Essay

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Marilynn Mendoza
Professor Grey
PSY 317
Life is Like a Box of Chocolates
Jenny Curran, a character in the movie Forrest Gump, utilizes Sigmund Freud’s psychodynamic theory regarding personality development, as well as Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development. Freud established the psychodynamic theory, which consists of the id, the superego, and the ego. The id is the primitive component of personality. It consists of all the inherited components of personality, while the superego is the moral part of the mind. The ego functions with the analytical part of the mind. It compromises and negotiates between the Id and the Superego, and rationalizes that you cannot always get what you want. Humans are driven by sexual and aggressive instincts, accord to Freud. He also believed that early childhood experiences play a crucial role in personality development. Sigmund Freud then developed the five psychosexual development stages, which include the oral, anal, phallic, latency, and genital stage. Erikson 's Theory of Psychosocial Development is very similar. It explains the significance of developing confidence in personal identity at an early age of a child’s life. On the other hand, when a child is abused, these important psychosocial factors are not met. The abuse leads to an effect emotional development, as well as cognitive development, which can damage a child’s outlook on life.

In the psychoanalytic theory, personality advances gradually as the individual progresses…

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