Describe two main psychoanalytic theories, including the contributions and criticisms of these theories.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 12:00 am ad1c9bdddf
The two main psychoanalytic theories are Freud's theory of psychosexual stages and Alfred Adler's holistic theory.
Psychoanalytic theory was developed by Sigmund Freud in order to explain the effects of the unconscious mind and childhood conflicts on behavior. For example, according to Freud's psychosexual stages theory, from birth, our sexuality begins to develop through various fixation stages. These stages must be completed successfully in order for the individual to proceed successfully through adulthood. If those stages are not ...
This solution focuses on Freud's theory of psychosexual stages and Alfred Adler's holistic theory and their contributions and criticisms.