Psychoanalytic approaches to personality

Current Thoughts on Freud and Psychoanalysis

Personality

Objective

Discuss psychoanalytic approaches to personality and behavior

Assignment Overview

This web research assignment explores major contributions to personality development theories in the area of psychoanalytic approaches.

Deliverables

Just write 2 or 3 paragraphs A summary of research

Step 1 Explore the various offshoots of psychoanalytic theory online and choose one theory to review.

Step 2 Access the reading.

Current Thoughts on Freud and Psychoanalysis

Hint: Many theories are offshoots of Freud’s original psychoanalytic theory starting with Jung, Horney, and Erikson. More recent offshoots include object-relations theory and self-psychology. But there are others!

Step 3 Summarize your chosen theory.

Write a summary of your findings on the theory you selected. Describe clearly and briefly how personality development occurs according to your chosen theory.