KEYWORDS: psychology theory psychological functions libido repression dreams individual psychology stream of consciousness ego id Freud Jung Adler James.
1. Write a paper on Sigmund Freud. What impact did he have on society? On the way we think? On art and literature? On government? Please DO NOT include a biography as part of the paper.
Jung Works Cited Not Included Many philosophers, psychiatrists, and doctors have tried to explain the role of the unconscious, mostly through interpreting dreams; two who lead the way in the field of dream interpretation were Sigmund Freud and his most famous pupil, Carl Jung.
Sigmund Freud dedicated his life to studying the mind and its endless features and he was able to test many theories and contribute vast amounts of knowledge to modern day psychology....
Freud’s theories are criticized because his theories are very far fetched and his ideas potentially make many people feel uncomfortable, but that could be exactly the point that Sigmund was trying to convey (Liff, 1998)....
Concludes with a personal opinion supporting Freud's theories on the mechanisms of dreams, but refuting his claim that all dreams are wish fulfillments.
Overall, the text is not meant to simply tell Dora's story, but rather to illustrate the value of Freud's recently-developed dream interpretation techniques.
II. Biography of Sigmund Freud Although he was born in the Czech Republic in 1856 and died in London in 1939, Sigmund Freud spent nearly 80 years of his life in Vienna....
Sigmund Freud was influenced by the environment post World War I, and influenced the world through his theories and his publications produced in this era, and a way of thinking beyond reality to interpret mental illnesses and the miracle of the human brain (Sands)....
Scientific outlook of both and other background; Marx's ideas on human nature and "economic determinism"; Freud's belief that the conscious and unconscious both determined personality, and conflict between sexuality and reality.
However, Freudianism emphasizes the influence of the unconscious mind (which can't be directly observed but can be accessed through dream interpretation and other techniques) and Behaviorism emphasizes the influence of environmental reinforcements (which have an observable impact on behavior).
This paper attempts to explore psychodynamic theory in depth as well as its application in real life as presented by Sigmund Freud. It presents an analysis of the theory in terms of its historical developments and perspectives as well as the ideas of its main proponents. Further, the paper also attempts to highlight the implicit and explicit assumptions made by the theory concerning individuals, groups, families, systems and communities. Moreover, It will attempt to highlight the relationship that exists between the theory and other theories. The key concepts discussed by Feuds psychodynamic theory have also been discussed in this paper. In addition, the paper also focuses on the application of the psychodynamic theory in social work direct practice and how the theory has influenced various aspects and beliefs in the field. Finally, the paper will attempt to expose the main criticisms of the psychodynamic theory as presented by various psychological researchers.
Sigmund Freud, one of the most recognized names in psychology to date, had developed some eccentric theories that many scientists still accept as having some factual basis.
“To deny a people the man whom it praises as the greatest of its sons is not a deed to be undertaken lightheartedly-especially by one belonging to that people” (Sigmund Freud, 1939, pg.
Initially, the Psychodynamic theory was developed by a famous theorist known as Sigmund Freud who lived between the year 1856 and 1939. He was also the creator of the psychoanalysis theory, psychological treatment as well as the development of the psychosexual theory. The theorist was recognized for his emphasis on the variations of biological forces through phallic, oral, anal and eventually through the genital stages. There were also other theorists who contributed significantly to the development of the psychodynamic theory. These include; Carl Jung, Melanie Klein and Alfred Adler (Walsh, 2010).
According to earlier psychological analysts, it is documented that Sigmund Freud’s discovery of the psychodynamic theory was greatly inspired by one Ernst Von Brucke who was among the early developers of psychodynamics. The theory was discovered upon Freud’s discovery that laws of dynamics could possibly be applied to the personalities and bodies of human beings (Carlson, 2010). Throughout his life, Freud wrote a lot on the influences of human behavior in his attempt to analyze the psychological processes of man. In the history of psychology, Freud’s theory was recognized among the utmost achievements of modern science.