The Psychoanalytic Theory

The Psychoanalytic Theory

Psychoanalysis is a depth psychology and gives especial significance to pre-conscious and un-conscious psychic activities.

Freud affirmed  present behavior can only be understood in terms of past environmental experiences,

He published  two important books : “Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality” and  “Interpretation of Dreams“,  He wrote in this papers about infantile sexuality .
The children libido seen to go through distinct phases of development. in each phase there is characteristic pleasurable bodily zones :

  • The oral phase Lasts from birth until one-and-a-half years of age. The most important pleasurable activity is sucking
  • The anal phase occurs between one-and-a-half to three years.The most important source of bodily pleasure comes from anus.
  • The fallic phase last from the thirth to seventh year. After this phase comes the latency period until the beginning of puberty, age about twelve .

 

(Edited by Dra. Moya Guirao)

Sigmund Freud

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