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What are the root causes for someone having an identity crisis according to freud?

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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Non-sequitur

"identity crisis" didn't exist as a concept in freud's time, so he had nothing to say on this topic.
Freud believed that many emotional problems are due to unconscious conflicts between one's impulses and defenses. Later theorists emphasized the nature of childhood relationships in shaping self-esteem and one's view of self and others. "identity crisis" arose as part of these later theories.

In brief: Non-sequitur

"identity crisis" didn't exist as a concept in freud's time, so he had nothing to say on this topic.
Freud believed that many emotional problems are due to unconscious conflicts between one's impulses and defenses. Later theorists emphasized the nature of childhood relationships in shaping self-esteem and one's view of self and others. "identity crisis" arose as part of these later theories.
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Later theorists such as Erik Erikson in "Childhood and Society."
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Identity

In the context of your use of the word identity, Freud really didn't have that much to say.
That being said, one of the students of Anna Freud, (Freud's daughter) was a child theorist named Erik Erikson, who had a great deal to say about identity formation. Erikson's best known work is "Childhood and Society" which I would vigorously recommend.

In brief: Identity

In the context of your use of the word identity, Freud really didn't have that much to say.
That being said, one of the students of Anna Freud, (Freud's daughter) was a child theorist named Erik Erikson, who had a great deal to say about identity formation. Erikson's best known work is "Childhood and Society" which I would vigorously recommend.
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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This sounds like the final exam in a psych course? For men: oedipal complex (the wish to have sex with mom and kill dad).
For the ladies: penis envy. Do i pass?

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This sounds like the final exam in a psych course? For men: oedipal complex (the wish to have sex with mom and kill dad).
For the ladies: penis envy. Do i pass?
Dr. Bennett Werner
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