Freudian Perspective Guidelines

  • Freud was an Austrian neurologist and live in Austria. He was generally recognized as one of the most influential and authoritative thinkers of the twentieth century.
  • Repression puts anxiety- producing thought, feelings and memories into the unconscious mind.
  • Denial- lets an anxious people to retreat to a more comfortable, infantile stage of life.
  • Reaction Formation- replacing an unacceptable wish with is opposite.
  • Projection- reducing anxiety by attributing unacceptable impulses or problems about yourself to someone else.
  • Rationalization- displaces real, anxiety-provoking explanations with more comforting justifications for one's actions.Reasoning away anxiety-producing thoughts.
  • Displacement- shifts of an unacceptable impulse toward a more acceptable or less threatening object or person.
  • Sublimation- A FORM of displacement in which sexualurges are channeled into nonsexual activities that are valued by society.
  • Undoing- unconsciously neutralizing an anxiety causing action by doing a second action that undoes the first.
  • Oral- infants primary interaction is through mouth.
  • Anal- Freud believed that primary focus of libido was controlling bladder movements.
  • Phallic- Freud believed primary focus of id=gentals.
  • Latent- Superego can't to develop, id suppresses.
  • Genital- Onset of puberty causes ubido to be active again.
  • ID- Instinctual drives present at birth
  • Ego- Develops out of the id infancy
  • Superego- internalization of society's and parental moral standards.