Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Freud and children




Freud was convinced children were not born 'blank slates, nor exclusively the product of their parental environment. Unlike Behaviouralists, Freud believed children had certain basic instincts such as aggression and sexuality. He postulated they used these innate behaviours towards parents in numerous ways. How parents responded in turn, was influenced by how they themself, were raised. Children's psyche, he thought, were products of familial socialisation.

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