Freudian Perspective

Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud was born on May 6,1856, and passed on September 23, 1939. He was an austrian neurologist. Sigmund Freud was also known as the father of psychoanalysis.

Defense mechanisms

Repression- the action or process of suppressing a thought or desire in oneself so that it remains unconscious.

Denial- Not accepting responsibility.

Regression- Reverting to a less mature way of handling stress.

Projection- Attributing your unacceptable thoughts to something or someone else.

Splitting- Everything is seen good or bad and no in between.

Isolation of effect- Attempting to avoid a painful thought by detaching oneself from the problem.

Displacement- Channeling a feeling or thought to someone or something else.

Reaction formation- Adopting beliefs, attitudes, and feelings portray what you feel.

Rationalization- Justifying ones behaviors and motivations by doing something good.

Humor- Focusing on funny aspects of a painful situation.

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Psychosexual development

Human beings possess a instinctual libido (sexual energy) that develops in five stages. The oral, anal, phalllic, latent, and the genital are the five stages. If the child experienced sexual frustration in relation to any psychosexual developmental stage, he or she would experience anxiety that would persist into childhood as a neurosis, a functional mental disorder.
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Id, Ego, and super ego

Id, ego, and super ego are the three parts of the psychic apparatus defined in Sigmund Freud's structural model of the psyche. The Id is the set of uncoordinated instinctual trends. The super ego plays the critical and moralizing role. The ego is the organized realistic part that meditates between the desires of the id and the super- ego.
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