Let's review some Freud.
Take a look here to brush up on Freud's Stages of Psychosexual
Better yet, don't review and answer this social work
licensing exam-style question from memory:
A mother brings her 11-year-old son to treatment because
she is worried about what she describes as his "morbid fascination
with dragons, orcs, and 'The Lord of the Rings.'" According to
Freud's theory of psychosexual development, what stage is the boy
MOST likely to be in?
How'd you do?
lots of charts that will sum things up for you. The stages go
in this order: Oral (birth - 1 year), Anal (1 - 3 years), Phallic
(3 - 6 years), Latency (6 - puberty), Genital (puberty - death). So
an 11-year-old is most likely in Latency stage. His focus on LOTR
makes it all the more clear. Here's Wikipedia again:
Freud described the latency phase as one of relative stability.
No new organization of sexuality develops, and he did not pay a lot
of attention to it. For this reason, this phase is not always
mentioned in descriptions of his theory as one of the phases, but
as a separate period.
The latency phase originates during the phallic stage when the
child's Oedipus complex begins to dissolve. The child realizes that
his/her wishes and longings for the parent of the opposite sex
cannot be fulfilled and will turn away from these desires.
He/she starts to identify with the parent of the same sex. The
libido is transferred from parents to friends of the same sex,
clubs and hero/role-model figures. The sexual and aggressive drives
are expressed in socially accepted forms through the defense
mechanisms of repression and sublimation.
So, answer: B!
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January 6, 2016