Psychology

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Sigmund Freud, Austrian physician, neurologist, founder of psychoanalysis and also known to some as the father of modern psychology, conceived the Oedipus complex. The Oedipus Complex, otherwise known as the Oedipal complex, takes its name from the title character of Sophecles’s Oedipus. In this Greek tragedy, Oedipus ends up killing his father and marrying his mother. In 1896, Freud established Psychoanalysis, meaning the investigation of the psychological causes of mental di

Alfred Adler: A Humanist and a Psychodynamic Theorist The antecedent influences for Adler’s theory, as with much of modern day psychology, can be found with Freud. Whether it is in direct opposition or in agreement there can be no question of Freud’s influence on Adlers individual psychological theory. In fact, it has been suggested by some that Adler learned the fundamentals of psychotherapy from Freud (Huber, R., Edwards, C., and Heining-Boynton, D., 1999). Adler’

Carl Jung is often referred to as one of the founding fathers of psychology. He's been called everything from a sinner to the person who helped revolutionized psychology. After dedicating more than half of his life to psychology he finally received recognition. Carl Jung was born in Kesswil on Lake Constance in Switzerland, on July 26, 1875(1). He was the oldest and first surviving child of his parents. Two brothers died as infants before jung was born. Jung's father was a Protestant cle

Many people often wonder why we have dreams and if they even mean anything. In Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams, he claims that dreams are indeed meaningful and the reason why they are is because dreams represent wish fulfillment. In The Interpretation of Dreams Freud goes into specific examples of why dreams convey unfulfilled wishes of the person that is having the dream. Freud's examples are crucial in this work because before it was published most people assumed dreams were universal,

All portraits the eyes are really big and open, but are lacking life, giving the impression that the subject is mentally not there whereas physically, the subject’s eyes are looking straight ahead, a good example can be noted in Freud’s work entitled ‘Girl With a White Doggy’. The subject’s mouth is also rather big and throughout most of Freud’s works the subject have their mouths closed, adding to the stillness in nature. Some hint of a sexual connotation is noted as Freu

Freud has many theories in to the incite of the human unconscious. One of these theories is the dream theory. Many annalist think that dreams are the connection to our in most secrets and desires. Freud is among these people in thinking that dreams are the center of our repressed desires. In Freud’s theory of dreams, he states that dreams are the surest ground of psychoanalysis. The interpretation of dreams is the most direct way to insight in to the unconscious. The unconscious co

Freud is uninformed as to the coming events of the twentieth century, especially the Second World War and the Holocaust. This work was published in 1930. In 1931 when they published a second edition, Freud added a final sentence speculating whether Eros or Death would come out as stronger in the coming years. This was as Hitler was coming to power, and it was becoming clear to Freud and to others what a menace they were in for. But even Freud could not have foreseen what horrors really were in

Civilization and Its Discontents Criticisms Uninformed. Freud is uninformed as to the coming events of the twentieth century, especially the Second World War and the Holocaust. This work was published in 1930. In 1931 when they published a second edition, Freud added a final sentence speculating whether Eros or Death would come out as stronger in the coming years. This was as Hitler was coming to power, and it was becoming clear to Freud and to others what a menace they w

Carl Jung Carl Jung was born in Kesswil on Lake Constance in Switzerland on July 26, 1875 (Nordby, 1975). Jung’s father was a philologist and a pastor, as were his 8 uncles, Jung felt destined to a life of ministry (Unkown, 1999). His childhood was confused and he had vivid visions and fantasies (Nordby, 1975). Especially concerned with his father's failing belief in religion, he tried to communicate to him his own experience of God (Unknown, 1999). He was well liked, a

The controversy, which exists in relation to Freud, is more heated than that relating to virtually any other recent thinker. Criticisms come about for a variety of different and unusual reasons, ranging from the contention that Freud's theory was generated by logical confusions arising out of his alleged long-standing addiction to cocaine. To the idea that his discovery of the study of the unconscious mind was simply done knowing that the latter would be more acceptable socially. Most peop