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Psychosexual Development - Psychology Definition of the Week

By , black-rose-bielefeld.de GuideMarch 9, 2012

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Psychosexual development was a theory put forth by psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud suggesting that personality develops through a series of stages. At each stage, Freud believed that the pleasure-seeking energies of the libido are focused on different erogenous zones. According to the theory, completing each stage successfully results in a healthy adult personality. When conflicts are not resolved in a particular stage, fixations can result. Learn more about the different stages of psychosexual development.

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