Unformatted text preview: and how they each contribute to our motivations and work in conjunction with personality traits to result in the behaviors we exhibit. Freud’s psychoanalytic theory is the least tenable theory, in my opinion. I do not feel that our dreams are directly connected to all things at all times. Sometimes dreams are just dreams, no subconscious representations of our selves. I do not think that even if they are interpretable that an outsider can interpret them in ways that will help people to achieve greater functioning, peace and productivity in their lives. I also think that the Oedipus complex is a fairly absurd concept. Freud was exploring new ground and made many inroads into psychological inquiry, but I feel we have moved far past his initial hypotheses....
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- Spring '10
- Psychology, fairly absurd concept