Sigmund Freud reflection

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Freud, Withstanding the Test of Time 1 Freud, Withstanding the Test of Time Jared Restivo PSY 220 February 28, 2008
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Freud, Withstanding the Test of Time 2 Sigmund Freud was a radical thinker, proposing ideas over one hundred years ago that people might have considered drastic and almost incomprehensible. His ideas of the unconscious have withstood the tests of time, and although a few aspects have been considered dated, much of his work is still relevant. His ideas regarding the psychical apparatus and the Freudian slip have yet to be improved, and iceberg is still one of the most symbolic images to date. While some wish to banish him and his work, Freud is one of the main causes the psychoanalytical school of psychology is at the stage of excellence in the development. The cons of Freud’s work are simply ideas that, at the time, were relevant and made sense, but now are not considered appropriate or correct. At the time, over one hundred years ago, women’s rights were not where they are now. I do not believe Sigmund Freud was a sexist, but I think he was a product of his times. His idea of penis envy, which is the idea that young girls envy their fathers for having a penis and show disdain towards their mothers for cutting their penis off. Another sexual charged idea was the Oedipus complex, where children of both genders compete with their fathers for the love of their mother. These ideas seem silly at this stage of our culture, where women hold near to as much power as men, and the phrase “she can’t do it; she’s a woman” does
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