Freudian Perspective

Kayla Hill



Defense Mechanism

  • Sigmund Freud (1894, 1896) noted a number of ego defenses which he refers to throughout his written works.
  • His daughter Anna (1937) developed these ideas and adding five of her own.

ID, Ego, And Super Ego

  • ID - The id is the most basic part of the personality, and wants instant gratification for our wants and needs.
  • EGO- it deal with real life things, and trying to meet ID to the way it socially right.
  • SUPER EGO- The superego develops last, and is based on morals and judgments about right and wrong.

Stages Of Psychosexual Development

Oral Stage - During the oral stage, the infant's primary source of how the babies react to certain things, in this usually occurs through the mouth, so the rooting and sucking reflex is especially important

Anal Stage- During the anal stage, Freud believed that the primary focus of the of all of this was on controlling bladder and bowel movements

Phallic Stage- At this age, children also begin to discover the differences between males and females.

Latent Stage- The development of the ego and superego comes along to this period of calm.

Genital Stage- During the final stage of psychosexual development, the individual develops a strong sexual interest in the opposite sex.