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PSY-4660: Theories of Development

Week 4 Resources

Chapter 3: Freud’s and Erikson’s Psychoanalytic Theories (textbook chapter)

Read Chapter 3 from Miller, P. H. (2016). Freud’s and Erikson’s Psychoanalytic Theories. (available on RedShelf)

This chapter will help you understand Freud’s and Erikson’s theories, how they are different and how they are similar, and how they can be used to understand and explain personality development. The material from this chapter will be used while completing this week’s assignment. Please note, this is a lengthy reading so plan your time accordingly!

The link to the Redshelf book is located in your course in the Getting Started module and the Bookshelf link on your top navigation bar. 

Itzelaceves. (2014, July 16). Erikson vs Freud [Video]. YouTube. 

This video is a mini-lecture on Freud’s and Erikson’s theories. It is very helpful for understanding the most important aspects of each theory, how they differ and are similar, and how they can be used.