Sublimation- a defense mechanism that allows us to act out unacceptable impulses by converting these behaviors into a more acceptable form. An example would be a person experiencing extreme anger might take up kick-boxing as a means of venting frustration.
Each stage of psychosexual development:
Anal stage- controlling bladder and and bowel movements.
Phallic stage- primary focus of libido is on the genitals. Children also start to realize the difference between men and women.
Latent stage- development of the ego and superego contribute to this period of calm.
Genital stage- the individual develops a strong sexual interest in the opposite sex.