- Words: 580
- Length: 2 Pages
- Topic: Children
- Paper #: 12284687
Freud's multi-tiered stages of development stresses the sexual nature of the evolution of human personality to the exclusion of all other drives.
The third key concept of Freud's theories centers on the importance of repression, and the long-term affects of the first five years of life. A fixation on the mother causes the young boy to develop an Oedipal complex, as he desires to kill his father and supplant his father's