Freud's theory of personality development

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  • Created on: 03-05-14 14:37


  • assumption- the psychodynamic approach explains behaviour interms of unconscious and childhood experiences.
  • a major influence on personality is the dominance of a part of the personaliy as concieved by FREUD
  • a dominant id means a lack of self control over behaviour (a typical criminal profile) with too much self-regard (narcissim)
  • a dominant ego leaves somone emotionally frozen and very judgmental, often a profile of a religous hardliner.
  • a dominant super-ego can lead someone being over-rational and too logical in relationships.


  • Protecting the ego with defence mechanisms such as displacement is normal, but it can lead to over- aggressive behaviour, blaming…


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