gender devolopment freud evaluation

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Evaluation of freuds gender theory


lil hans study provided support ffor freuds theory of the oedipus complex, finding that hans phobia of hourses was developed from his displsced feelings with his father. duue to his unconcious desires for his mother.

Application to real life

it provides an explaniation as to why around 3-7 children become so intrested in their genitals and the same sex parent. however children know their gender before the age of three and already hold steryotypical attitudes, proving freud wrong to assume that children do not know their gender identity untill the phalic stage.


the theory is not simplistc, it is complex and in depth of how…


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