1. What personal (not professional) experiences in Freud’s life do you think had the greatest influence on his theory? Explain.
2. Choose a person (either yourself or someone you know) who strikes you as a good example of one of the oral, anal, or phallic character types. Describe that person’s personality and explain what makes him or her a good example of a Freudian character type.
3. Some psychologists have suggested that when people gather in groups their thought processes change. Give an example of a gathering of people in which a lot of primary process thinking seems evident to you. Describe the specific behaviors of members of the group that suggest a strong influence of primary process thinking in this type of gathering.