A / AS Psychology.. Key Studies. Abnormal Psychology Key study Sigmund Freud (1909). Sigmund Freud (1909). Analysis of a phobia of a five year old boy . The psychoanalytic theory Sigmund Freud . The tripartite structure of human personality Tripartite means - in three parts .
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Analysis of a phobia of a five year old boy
The tripartite structure of human personality
Tripartite means - in three parts
‘Daddy I thought something: I was in the bath, and then the plumber came and unscrewed it. Then he took a big borer and stuck it into my stomach’. – Hans
Han’s remembers father having intercourse with mother whilst in her womb. Han’s understands that he was created by father having sex with mother.
Hans ‘The plumber came, and first he took away my behind with a pair of pincers, and then gave me another, and then the same with my widdler. He said: ‘Let me see your behind! And I had to turn round and he took it away; and then he said: ‘Let me see your widdler!’
Interpretation – Hans has identified with father
Finally Hans says he would like his dad to be granddad so that he can marry mum and have children.
But, much of this was the boy agreeing to his father’s leading questions.