Freud Case Study

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Arielle Hazel Dr. Blair CLP 2001 11 June 2015 1. What personality (or character) type does Hank display, according to Freudian theory? Provide evidence for your answer. At what stage is Hank fixated, according to the Freudian perspective? Find evidence of fixation in the case study. What would have caused this fixation? The personality type that hank displays is the unconscious being the fact that hank doesn’t really know what other think of him and he thinks sally left him because of his weight. The stage he is fixated at is the oral stage and this is because hank bites his nails, smokes, and he eats ice cream when he is stressed. Also, he gets loud in public and argues with people when he feels a certain type of way. The only thing that could have caused this fixation is when he was a baby his mother would always put food in his mouth to stop him from crying because he was always crying and being loud. 2. Would Freudian theory describe Hanks eating and argumentative behaviors as being internally or externally motivated? Explain the motivation. Hanks eating and argumentative behaviors are internally motivated because as a baby he always had food in his mouth and being over fed by his mother. So his motivation is the food and his cigarettes because they make him calm. 3. Find an example of a Freudian defense mechanism that hank uses in this description. Explain it. Hanks has a bad week, he goes home and eats ice cream and smokes cigarettes. This is an example of displacement because he comes home and relieves his stress on the food and the cigarette. 4. Find an example of regression in the case study. Explain it An example of regression is hank thinking that love will solve all of his problems which he is probably not aware of the fact that when he was a baby his mother was quick to feed him when he cried instead of comforting him. So
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