Freud’s Contributions Sigmund Freud explored the human mind more thoroughly than any other who became before him. He was a Viennese doctor who specialized in neurological disorders and realized that symptoms which had no organic or bodily basis could develop into a real neurological discord. His contributions to psychology are vast. Freud was one of the most influential people of the twentieth century and his enduring legacy has influenced not only psychology, but art, literature and even the way people bring up their children. Freud was the founding father of psychoanalysis, a method for treating mental illness and also a theory which explains human behavior. Freud was probably the smartest guys when it came to psychology in his time. His deep thought out theories were based on the mind. He thought that somehow most things people could remember when they see a person, came from pasted childhood experiences. It seemed that sometimes he was just implanted stuff in peoples mind to make them react in the way he wanted them to. Another contribution to Psychology was Freud’s psychoanalytic techniques. Freud’s psychoanalysis had several features that are still used in clinical practices today. For example the use of a relaxing atmosphere were patients lay on a couch and the lights are dimmed, this allows for total relaxation to the point where the unconscious may begin to emerge itself. Freud was very interested in dream analysis and believed that all dreams had meaning
Psychology is an academic and applied discipline that involves the scientific study of mental functions and behaviors. Psychology has the immediate goal of understanding individuals and groups by both establishing general principles and researching specific cases, and by many accounts it ultimately aims to benefit society. In this field, a professional practitioner or researcher is called a psychologist and can be classified as a social, behavioral, or cognitive scientist. Psychologists attempt…
Discuss the psychodynamic approach in psychology (10 marks).
The psychodynamic approach states that behaviour is determined through unconscious processes in the human brain. We cannot explain what happens inside the unconscious, we can only predict what the outcome will be. We are unaware of actions of thoughts and mental processes and have no control over our behaviour. This suggests that as humans we have no free will, in that certain behaviour is ‘spontaneous’ such as ‘Freundin slips’, where…
Know the different parts of consciousness that Freud’s talks about:
Conscious- Freud’s term for thoughts or motives that a person is currently aware of or is remembering
Example: thoughts, feelings
Preconscious- Freud’s term for thoughts or motives that are just beneath the surface of awareness and can be easily brought to mind.
Example: memories, knowledge
Unconscious- Freud’s term for though or motives that lie beyond a person’s normal awareness, which still exert great influence.
Six Kinds of Psychology
Certain types of Psychology don’t like each other
***NEVER EVER SAY: “THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND”***
Freud was a misogynist – hated women
Freud was a rationalist
Freud compared 3 levels of consciousness to an iceberg
The bottom of the Iceberg: Unconscious mind
Move to the top: Consciousness
Freud was 100% unscientific
Behavior is caused by Unconscious Ideas
*** We evolved from animals ***
We still have animalistic urges/…
Women in Psychology: Anna Freud
The philosophic contributions to the formal discipline of psychology have primarily been dominated by male visionaries, but many notable women pioneered a role in the history of psychology between 1850 and 1950. Sigmund Freud was not the only Freudian to establish credibility in the field of psychology, as his youngest daughter Anna Freud pursued a career in psychology and made significant historic contributions. Anna's background, theoretical perspective, and contributions…
Women in Psychology Paper
Most focus on major contributions to psychology are on the men; however many women have also made major contributions to psychology between the years 1850 and 1950. Anna Freud is one of these women. This paper will describe her background, theoretical perspective, and contributions to the field of psychology.
Background of Anna Freud
Anna Freud was born on December 3, 1895 in Vienna, Austria. She was the youngest of six children…
Sigmund Freud, Civilization and its Discontents 1930
When I had originally begun to research and write this paper I focused on analyzing Carl Jung's perspective on religion and religious rituals. I was struck by the fact that Sigmund Freud's theories were totally devoid of any mention of religion or religious rituals. I was more intrigued by Freud's rejection of all religious belief than Jung's analysis of religions.
There are many perspectives of the psychology of religion; in fact…
Freud’s Significant Contributions to Psychology
Anna Freud made many significant contributions in the field of psychology during an era when women were thought to be inferior to men. Anna struggled with emerging from the shadow of her brilliant father Sigmund Freud, and developing her own role as his colleague and successor of the psychoanalytic theory. She is a credited founder of childhood psychoanalysis with emphasis on ego psychology, defense mechanism, repression…
Explaining Phobia Paper
Little Hans Case Study
April 22, 2013
Sigmund Freud is definitely the most well known theorist of the world. He has made his place in the psychology field with his clinical thoughts and knowledgeable theories. The main idea of his work is the significance of the first few years of life in the consequent development of an individual. The Psychoanalysts have long…
Tarnisha S. Hagens
April 14, 2013
Anna Freud was the youngest of six siblings. Her father was Sigmund Freud. Anna was born the month of December 3, 1895, and died on October 9, 1982. Anna was born in Vienna, Austria, but she died in London, England. Anna was very close with her father, Sigmund Freud but not as close with her mother, and had strained relationships with her siblings, which was the five of them. Anna also attended school, which…