Little Hans Case Study


In this option, you will review Freud’s case study of Little Hans, the young boy who developed a fear of horses. Read the original case study of Little Hans, located on the student website.


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Prepare a 1,500- to 1,750-word paper in which you use psychoanalytic theory to analyze Little Hans.




Include the following in your paper:



 Complete an analysis of the phobia of Little Hans from a psychoanalytic perspective.


Discuss how psychoanalytic theory conceptualized the phobia of Little Hans. Discuss why this was such a remarkable strategy for the period.

  Describe, in detail, how the phobia of Little Hans could be explained by the following:


Classical conditioning (behavioral perspective)

Observational learning (social learning perspective)




Cite at least two psychoanalytic references in your paper to support your assessment.




Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.