Sigmund Freud’s Psychosexual Theory of Human Development
August 21, 2008 · 6 Comments
AKA Sigismund Schlomo Freud
Born:May 6, 1856
Birthplace: Freiberg, Moravia
Died: September 23,1939
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: Euthanasia 
Remains: Cremated, Golders Green Crematorium, London, England
Race or Ethnicity: White
Executive summary: Die Traumdeutung
He was the first one to suggest that psychological problems might have their roots in how children were treated. Freud believed that most of our personality is formed by early childhood, much of it so early that we don’t even have conscious memories. For example, people who were toilet-trained strictly and at an early age grow up to be intolerant of mess, disorder and anything that doesn’t go by the rules of how things are supposed to be.
|0-2 years old||Oral||Mouth: sucking, biting, swallowing||Weaning away from mother’s breast|
|2-4 years old||Anal||Anus: defecating or retaining feces||Toilet training|
|4-5 years old||Phallic||Genitals||Oedipus (boys), Electra (girls)|
|6 puberty||Latency||Sexual urges sublimated into sports and hobbies. Same-sex friends also help avoid sexual feelings|
|puberty onwards||Genital||Physical sexual changes reawaken repressed needs.
Direct sexual feelings towards others lead to sexual gratification.