Oral Fixation: Definition & Explanation


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What is the name of Freud's famous theory concerning the development of the human personality?

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1. According to Freud, what is a human being's first object of libidinal desire?

2. Which of the following words describes the process of gradually withdrawing a child from his mother's milk?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The idea of an oral fixation was first theorized by Sigmund Freud. This quiz will test you on some of the details of Freud's theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This oral fixation quiz specifically tests your ability to:

  • Recall the name of Freud's famous theory
  • Remember what Freud thought was a human's first object of libidinal desire
  • Determine what word would best describe a given process
  • Define fixation
  • Know what Freud based his theories on

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information from the lesson on oral fixation
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider what related term would describe a given process
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define terms such as fixation
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've gained about the foundation of Freud's theories of psychosexual development

Additional Learning

To learn more about this psychological concept, review the accompanying lesson titled Oral Fixation: Definition & Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the five stages of psychosexual development
  • Define when the oral stage period occurs
  • List possible manifestations of an oral fixation
  • Examine criticisms of Freud's theory