PSYCHOSEXUAL THEORY Development of the personality through stages.

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<ul><li><p>PSYCHOSEXUAL THEORYDevelopment of the personality through stages.</p></li><li><p>Oral Stage (0 - 1 1/2 years)All gratification through mouth.Weaned too early or late will develop personality problems.Dependency or rejection of othersFixation: smoking,eating,chewing, talking.</p></li><li><p>Anal Stage (2 - 3 year old)Issue is control through Toilet training.Child view = Giving the giftDirty vs. Lavish PraiseStingy or Overly GenerousRigid rules or Irresponsible &amp; RebelliousFixation = Orderliness (Anal Retentive)</p></li><li><p>Phallic Stage (3rd to 5th year)Focus is on the genital areas (Boys vs. Girls)Oedipal Complex: Parents seen as threats.Castration AnxietyPenis EnvyWide range of psychological disorders through failure to resolve this conflict, (unreasonable anxiety, phobias, &amp; depression)</p></li><li><p>Latency Stage (5th to Puberty)Sexual Desires pushed into background.Cooties!</p></li><li><p>Genital Stage (Puberty +)Libidinal energy returns to the sexual organs. Seek marriage partner, prepare for adult life.</p></li></ul>


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