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Unformatted text preview: moved the explanation of mental disease from the area of physiology to that of psychology. While falsely accused of holding that everything in the world was caused by sex. Freud assigned sex a leading role in his system. There were no accidents in his world: slips of the pen, dreams, neurotic symptoms, or sexual tastes did not just happen. If one believes them to be spontaneous and fortuitous, that is only because the mind is like an iceberg, with its main part submerged in the unconscious. There are telling moments when the unconscious emerges into the consciousness; e.g., dreams while sleeping. In an effort to heal his patients, Freud developed a technique, “psychoanalysis,” which was his importance in the area of medicine. This technique consisted of an extended and deep probing of the patient’s mind to get at the subconscious layers ordinarily revealed only in dreams....
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- Spring '08
- Psychology, Unconscious mind, Sigmund Freud Freud