Psychoanalysis the phallic stage, this is from

February 17, 2019 February 25th, 2019 General Studies

Psychoanalysis was founded by Sigmund Freud Freud believed that people could be cured by making conscious their unconscious thoughts and motivations, thus gaining “insight”. The aim of psychoanalysis therapy is to release repressed emotions and experiences for example to make the unconscious conscious.Freud said that there were 5 physcosexual stages in children, the first being the oral stage from birth to 18 months , This is where children gain pleasure from sucking and tasting, Oral stimulation is critical and if needs are not met can move onto thumb sucking and smoking habits in later life, the next stage is the anal stage, which lasts from 18 months to 3 years, this is where the pleasure seeking centres in the bowel and bladder areas. The next stage is the phallic stage, this is from 3-6 and focuses on the genitals being the pleasure seeking areas of the body. Freud then went onto say the next stage was the fourth stage which is the latency stage from 6-11 and this is where there is no pleasure seeking regions of the body and all sexual feelings are suppressed. The final stage is the genital stage and this is frp, 11 through puberty until 18. This is where attraction to other beings of the opposite sex starts and when complete freud says one would be a balanced individual


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