List two of the five stages of Freudian psychosexual development and briefly describe each. How can understanding of Freud’s stages be useful in modern consideration of personality? Discuss the difference between the pleasure principle and the reality principle. How might these be observed in adult behavior?
Define the Id, Ego, and Superego. How are these three things important to Freud’s theory and modern perspectives on personality? Include examples from a current article or research study to illustrate your comments.
Take one element of the theories or ideas presented this week and apply it to a real person – for example, someone from current events, politics, business, sports, the entertainment field. Define the terms you’re using, and apply them to an aspect of this person’s life (a specific action, behavior, or decision, for example). How can we understand this person more fully by using this concept to understand him/her?