Sigmund Freud's Theory Of Development

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Sigmund Freud is known as one of the most well known thinkers in world history. Freud was born May 6, 1856 in Freiberg, Austria which is now known as the Czech Republic. Him and his family moved to Vienna shortly after his birth where he lived for most of his life. Freud entered the University of Vienne at the age of seventeen with full intent on studying law. After studying under well known scientists, he decided on medicine. Freud received his medical degree from University of Vienna in 1881. After graduation in 1882, Freud began his work at the hospital in Vienna. His first studies included cerebral anatomy and aphasia, which became the topics of his first medical publication On the Aphasias: a Critical Study. Over the next few years, …show more content…
The most criticism was toward the phallic stage for the development and observations of the Oedipus complex. Many critics believed that Freud developed this theory of development not forcing constructs upon patients and completely created by Freud himself. Freud soon abandoned this theory in the late 1890s, which is said to been due to the false allegations of childhood sexual abuse. Because of this, psychosexual development is not used in psychology today but is instead taught and …show more content…
An example of this concept being used in society today is the reference to the shoulder angel and the shoulder devil. As you see in movies, the concept of the shoulder angel and the shoulder devil are derived from Freud’s structural concept if the id, ego, and superego. On one side you have the angel, which represents the theory of the superego. The angel is there to lead you toward morality and the unrealistic approach to doing right. On the other shoulder you see the devil. The devil represent Freud’s psyche of the id. The devil suggests behaving on basic pleasure driving principles. Most of what the devil suggests are based on the unrealistic approach to acting bad. With both the shoulder angel and shoulder devil whispering in the ear of the individual, both disappear what the individual has come up with a solution. This solution is usually a medium between the angel and the devil, which can represent the

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