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Freud's Stages of Psychosexual Development

By June 15, 2011

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Sigmund Freud's stages of psychosexual development is one of the best known personality theories, but also one of the most controversial. According to Freud, personality develops through a series of childhood stages during which pleasure-seeking energies become focused on certain erogenous areas. This psychosexual energy, or libido, was described as the driving force behind behavior. Learn more about the stages of psychosexual development.

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