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Briefly describe the stages of Freud's theory, and explain characteristics of personality using these components.

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As you summarize Freud's stages, please note that this topic is massive.

First of all, you might discuss Freud's proclamation of the oral stage of development. He asserts here that it begins at birth and lasts approximately one and one-half years for most people.

You might also suggest that this stage deals with the primary focus upon an infant's "libidal energy." What this means is that characteristics for this stage include the baby's nursing habits as he or she gains pleasure from sucking and actions associated with the mouth, thus the name "oral" emerges.

You might note how other characteristics of this stage also tend to ...

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