Sigmund Freud

Theorist Project- Karley Ferreira

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Born: May 6, 1856

Died: September 23, 1939

Development Area of Focus

Sigmund offered a chosexual theory of child development. Which refers to a child's ability to satisfy basic physical and emotional needs such as

  • Food
  • Warmth
  • Security

Theory/ Stages of Development

Sigmund thought that depression could have been caused by sexual frustration in his time. He was also convinced that people were suffering from sexually related things. He shocked the world when he was saying even infants have a "need" for it along with toddlers.

*Freud was initially attracted to cocaine because he wanted to help a close friend.

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