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Freud (1856-1939)

the founder of the psychoanalytic school of psychology, emphasised the importance of the unconscious mind, childhood experiences and repressedurges. His theory of psychosexual development outlines five stages; oral,anal, phallic, latent and genital, according to thedifferent objects fixated upon at each specific stage. Freudalso focused on the structure and development of personality; comprised of three parts - the id, ego and superego. Conflicts between the id and superego are dealt with by the ego that utilizes ?a target="_parent" href="https

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June 19th 2021

negativereinforcement

in operantconditioning, a method to increase the probability and strength of aresponse by removing or withholding an aversive stimuliĀ  (negative reinforcer)