Unit 2 – Developmental Theories and other Relevant Theories Module 5 – Freud’s Psychoanalytical Theory
Sigmund Freud’s Psychoanalytic Theory has been elicited best through his Psychosexual Development Stages of the child. It has the most popular tenets through-out the century wherein a number of theories inspired by him developed as time went on. His basics with corresponding scientific proofs for certain studies made a public acceptance on his credit in the field of Psychology. However, such theoretical breakthrough in his times ripens for a lot of criticisms for even nowadays. Enclosures to my viewpoints which are deviating to his ideas are as follows. 1.)
The fixation and crisis during oral stage can’t absolutely determine the type of behavior or personality a person, neither can’t suggest any tendency yet in person’s dominant characteristics during his adulthood stage; too early to be predictive.
The anal stage likewise can’t solely be the recipient for the blame on why the person when grown-up has obsession with cleanliness, perfection and control or the pathological Obsessive-Compulsive Type of Personality. Freud infact has overlooked the real environment of the child starting 3 years old wherein he is already starting to go school (Nursery) and after 6 years old I believe that the child has still growth and development. This crucial part of personhood actually never stops contrary to his claim that the child during this stage has no more tendencies for fixation but if has; the only tendency is to be extremely sexually unfulfilled.
During the phallic stage depicted in Freud’s radical proposition that on this stage Oedipus-Electra Complex happens to every child. I believe that this extreme feeling of the child towards his mother and to her father is not properly addressed and is overly stated as ‘unconscious sexual desire’ simultaneously because if it is so, all child must had undergone psychological defect defined as incestuous behavior...
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