Freud and Erikson's Approaches to Psychoanalytic Theory: Differences & Analysis


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Which of Erikson's psychosocial stages can be compared to Freud's oral stage of development?

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1. Erikson's developmental stage of industry vs. inferiority can be compared to which of Freud's psychosexual stages?

2. How are Freud and Erikson's theories of development similar?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several differences between Freud and Erikson's psychoanalytic theories, and this quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of those differences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools are geared towards checking your knowledge of:

  • Sigmund Freud's beliefs about what drives development
  • Erik Erikson's beliefs about what drives development
  • Which stages are similar between the two theories

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast Erickson's and Freud's theories about development
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding similarities between psychosocial and psychosexual stages

Additional Learning

To learn more about Erikson and Freud's psychoanalytic theories, review the corresponding lesson called Differences Between Freud and Erikson's Approaches to Psychoanalytic Theory: Differences & Analysis. This lesson will help you:

  • Determine the difference between Freud and Erikson's psychoanalytic theory
  • Learn Freud's psychosexual stages
  • Distinguish the difference between trust vs. mistrust
  • Identify the roles of social forces
  • Examine the properties of biological forces