Freud

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  • Created on: 26-03-18 12:46
Aim?
document the case of Little Hans who was suffering from anxiety which led to a phobia of horses.
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Research method?
Longitudinal Case study (lasted two years) + studied Little Hans in depth over this period
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How was information collected on Little Hans?
1) One interview was conducted with Freud. 2)Father asked his son questions+documented conversations adding his own interpretation of his sons behaviour 3) observed his sons behaviour+explained this to Freud,noted down Hans’ dreams and comments made.
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What did Freud do with the information given to him from the father?
Freud interpreted information he was sent + then sent letter to his father on how to deal with Hans’ behaviour
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Sample?
Little Hans -aged 3 when first reports made aged 5 at the end of analysis.
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Results (Han's) - Oedipus complex ? (3 ½yrs)
1)showed‘lively’interest in his penis(widdler)-Oedipus complex.2)3 ½yrs Han's told by his mother that if he touched his penis again,doctor would come+cut it off-Hans was repressing his desire to ********** as his parents had told him not to.
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What anxiety did it cause Han's when his mother said the doctor would cut his 'widdler' off if he touched it again?
castration anxiety.
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Results (Han's) - Oedipus complex ?( 4 ½yrs)
1). 4½, Hans was being bathed and asked his mother to touch his ‘widdler’ and that her touching it would be great fun – desire for his mother related to his Oedipus complex
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Results (Han's) -Phobia development ?
1). Hans began to show anxiety over horse biting him.2). Han's saw a cart with a white horse + heard a father warn his daughter not to put her finger near the white horse otherwise it will bite.
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What did Han's father highlight from Han's being scared of the horse?
Hans’ father suggested it isn’t a horse he meant, but a widdler,Hans replied ‘But a widdler doesn’t bite.’
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What did Freud believe about the 'Phobia of horses'?
1) linked to Hans Oedipus complex as the horse resembled his father.- black bits around the horses mouth + blinkers represented his father’s mustache and glasses
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What did Freud interpreted about the horse being Han's father?
1) fear of being bitten by a horse represented a fear that his father might castrate him (for wanting his mother to himself). 2) Hans had therefore displaced his subconscious fear of his father (related to his Oedipus complex) onto a horse.
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List x1 dream Han's had?
Giraffe dream- 1). Hans had a dream about two giraffes 2). A big giraffe and a crumpled one 3). The big giraffe called out when Hans took the crumpled one away 4). Little Hans then sat on the crumpled giraffe
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What did Freud interpret from little Han's dream?
1) re-enactment of what happened in the morning when Hans climbed into bed with his parents-his father often objected. (The big giraffe calling out because he had taken the crumpled giraffe - mother - away).
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What did Han's dream about giraffes represent?
1)Hans’ of him trying to take his mother away from his father so he could have her to himself. - sitting on the crumpled one represented his desire to “possess” his mother
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List x1 fantasy Han's had?
The Plumber Fantasy-The plumber came and took away Hans’ behind + widdler with a pair of pliers + replaced them with larger ones.
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What did Freud interpret from little Han's Fantasy?
Hans’ small bottom + widdler were replaced by bigger ones, like his father’s, indicating Hans wanted to be like his father. Meant he was overcoming his Oedipus complex and “identifying with the aggressor”
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Freuds Conclusions?
Believed findings from the case study of Little Hans supported his theories of child development.
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What did Freud conclude about Han's and the Oedipus complex?
case study provided support for his theory of Oedipus Complex in which the young boy develops an intense sexual love for his mother and because of this, he sees his father as a rival and wants to get rid of him.
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