Grindele, Brian C. PT M2A2

Grindele, Brian C. PT M2A2 - PSY361 Personality Theory Week...

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PSY361 Personality Theory Week 2_Assignment 3 Letter to Freud Outline three specific aspects of psychoanalytic theory you find accurate and helpful and/or inaccurate or unhelpful toward understanding the human personality. Issue 1: First issue for me is the stages themselves described by your theory. To say that the children go through a set number of stages, and if they have a “problem” psychologically that the children never “got past” a certain stage is a little stern for me. The phallic stage lasts from three or four to five, six, or seven years old. The focus of pleasure is the genitalia. Masturbation is common (Boeree, 2011). Neither my daughter or son experienced any sort of masturbation through this “phase”, nor I highly doubt many children did. Issue 2: Second issue for me is the fact that your theories are all overly stressing the sexual aspect of humanity. I agree that sex is a major part of our make up, but not everything. To say that every person is this obsessed with the act of intercourse is on
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