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Freud Quiz: Fill in the Blanks

A quick refresher on Sigmund Freud. Here's a quick theory summary from Lumen Learning, with some crucial pieces missing. Your task: Fill in the blanks.


Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theory of personality argues that human behavior is the result of the interactions among three component parts of the mind: the (1.) _____, ______, and ________. This theory, known as Freud's (2.) ___________ theory of personality, places great emphasis on the role of (3.) ___________ psychological conflicts in shaping behavior and personality. Dynamic interactions among these fundamental parts of the mind are thought to progress through five distinct psychosexual stages of development. They are: (4.)  ______________, _______________, _______________, _______________, & _______________.


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But first, scroll down for the answers to the Freud quiz…


















1. id, ego, superego

2. structural theory of personality

3. unconscious

4. oral, anal, phallic, latency, genital

(For more about the psychosexual stages, see Simply Psychology.)

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