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Personality AssessmentBrianna PagliaPSY 560: Theories of Personality6/20/2021
Throughout this course, several theoretical approaches in personality psychology werestudied and discussed.One big influence on psychology and several psychologists throughouttime has been Sigmund Freud.Freud was one of the first people to share his ideas and eventhough some of his ideas may seem outlandish, he put down the foundation for many otherpsychologists to share their thoughts and research.One theory that Freud established was thetheory of psychosexual development.This theory consists of five stages, each representing adifferent time in one's life.At certain stages in the person's life, the pleasure they are seekingwill change.The first stage is the oral stage.This stage begins at birth and ends around one anda half years of age.The pleasure that is being sought out, surrounds the mouth.It is gained fromactivities like breast feeding. The purpose of this behavior is to secure physical survival, as theinfant depends on parents for food.Freud would say the infant is entirely dependent on theparents at this age.Freud believes that the infant is looking to be satisfied and only cares abouttheir own needs.This selfish energy that drives the infant at this age is called libido and is due tothe child's id.

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