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Psychoanalytical Theory.

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  • Submitted: 15/08/2003
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GCSE Psychology

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Psychoanalytical Theory

The definition for the psychoanalysis can be expressed by a psychodynamic theory of motivation and personality. Freud's theory is that the issues are developed over sometime; he did not believe that we are born the way we are. Psychoanalysis is known for potential are for mental illness.

Most work on development and attachment has been directly or indirectly influenced by psychoanalytical theory. From a perspective, parental care taking activities such as feeding a child, is essential for the survival of the child, this is a critical attachment formation. The Freudian theory postulate that the infant has an innate need to suck, which involves interaction and modified by actual feeding experiences. The need of oral gratification through sucking and other forms of stimulus of the mouth can result that the infant becoming more attached to the mother's breast, and ultimately to mother herself.

Psychodynamic Perspective

An introduction of the psychoanalytical theory. Sigmund Freud initiated a revolution about thinking about human motivation and personality. Freud emphasis the critical role of the pre-school year and development of personality on the role of instinctual of unconscious motivation was viewed as radical in the early decades of

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