Throughout this course, many opportunities are available to post an initial response to a Discussion topic as well as to respond to your classmate’s responses.

After you have completed the reading, and without reviewing your classmate’s responses, post your initial response to the following Discussion. Your post should be at least 200–250 words in length and should extend the discussion of the group supported by your course materials and/or other appropriate resources.

1. Explain the psychoanalytical personality theory and discuss how it might be beneficial today.

2. Describe each of the stages of Freud’s psychosexual personality development theory and give examples for each one.

3. Psychoanalysts may use dream interpretation, free association, and/or hypnosis as techniques:

  1. Select ONE technique you think is MOST effective. Explain the technique. Explain why is it most effective.
  2. Select ONE technique you think is LEAST effective? Explain the technique. Explain why you think it is least effective.

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