Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Compare Freud's views with those of the new wave psychoanalysts
  • Summarize the key findings of ego psychology, including Erikson's stages of development
  • Discuss the theoretical expansions that moved away from the Freudian concept of libido
  • Discuss the development of fields of study that apply psychoanalysis to social behavior
  • Identify four contributions of the new wave psychoanalysts to personality psychology
  • Identify ways to apply the key principles of the new wave in the psychoanalytic tradition to individual experience and behavior