Sigmund Freud And Erikson's Theory Of Development

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The psychologist Sigmund Freud and Erik Erikson were very well known and so was their theories of development. Freud had a psychosexual theory of development and Erikson had a psychosocial theory development. Even though Erikson was influenced by Freud's ideas and theories, Erikson theory was different in a significant number of ways.They both believed that personality develops in a number of predetermined stages. Freud’s theory was psychosexual stages, while Erikson’s theory emphasizes the influence of social experience across the whole lifespan.
Erik Erikson’s Psychosocial Development Theory was based on some of Sigmund Freud’s ideas. Erikson identified obstacles that characterized each stage, and the way the person deals with hurdles at
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This deals with the period of old age where people look back into their lives, and accomplishment during their life brings about feelings of peace and satisfaction.They will be pleased with how their life has turned out. While the ones with failure leads to disappointment at the wasted opportunities. Satisfaction will continue follows those who have accomplished their life long wishes.
Sigmund Freud has a theory that was based on psychosexual development. “He is considered the Father of Psychoanalysis and is largely credited with establishing the field of verbal psychotherapy. Originally trained as a neurologist, Freud is best known for his theories of the unconscious mind, dreams, infantile sexuality, libido, repression, and transference—all of which continue to influence the field of psychology to varying degrees” (Psychology Today). He emphasized that sex, dreams and culture helped to shape one's development. He defined his psychosexual development in five
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The child will begin to experience puberty. “During the final stage of psychosexual development, the individual develops a strong sexual interest in the opposite sex. This stage begins during puberty but last throughout the rest of a person's life” (Cherry). The child's personal needs will develop and start to become a balanced individual. This is the last stage and its success is dependent upon the success of previous stages of development.
Each of these psychologist had different outlooks on how a child development occurs. Erikson's own life crises was the framework for much of his work.. Erikson believes that interaction with others will influence one's development. How the child handles each challenge Erickson presents will determine how they progress in each stage following. Freud's developmental theory was based on psychosexual development and believed the child development was dependent upon pleasure in each

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