Evaluation of Emotional Development
A look at emotional development through the theories of Freud.
This paper explains the evaluation of emotional development of Freud’s Five-Stage Theory. The writer claims that his theories on the inner workings of the human mind, which seemed so revolutionary at the turn of the century, are now widely accepted by most schools of psychological thought.
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) is probably the most well known theorist when it comes to the development of personality. Freud’s Stages of Psychosexual Development are, like other stage theories, completed in a predetermined sequence and can result in either successful completion or a healthy personality or can result in failure, leading to an unhealthy personality.