psy405 wk2 individual - Psychoanalytic Theories 1...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Psychoanalytic Theories 1 Psychoanalytic Theories Evelyn Davis Psy 405/Personality Psychology July 18, 2011 Linda O’Conner
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Psychoanalytic Theories 2 Psychoanalytic Theories Psychoanalytic theories are the most intrinsic form of an explanation for the ideas and treatments of psychoanalysis. Psychodynamic is the perception of an individual’s personality res- ulting from interaction of conscious and unconscious contributions. The significance of all pro- ductions of psychoanalytic theories and approaches are to show the relationship between uncon- scious psyche material and the process it takes into full consciousness. Assumptions of Psychoanalytic Theory of Personality Sigmund Freud receives credit for the theory of psychoanalysis. This theory situates on numerous assumptions. Freud believes that the psychological apparatus of the mind needs some sort of energy to make it work properly. One such energy is libido. He believes that all events take place in an individual’s psyche, and everything a person does has a certain, recognizable purpose. Accidents are not relevant within this theory (Goldberg, 1988). The psychoanalytic theory offers that humans have base instincts as well. Instincts are of- ten unconscious desires that develop into urges. Freud believes, in reference to his iceberg mod- el, that the unconscious is the largest part of the mind. He shows that the conscious is the smal- lest, therefore sticking up out of the water like an actual iceberg is seen doing. He uses the por- tion just under the water to represent the preconscious, or the medium size portion of the mind. He demonstrates that the mind houses an internal structure made of three parts that create separ- Another assumption of the psychoanalytic theory is that life events are often painful and humans use defense tactics to protect their minds from the anxiety and distraught emotions. A person’s unconscious images and thoughts seep into his or her conscious and awareness involun- tarily through dreams and “Freudian slips” (Freud, 1949).
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 09/25/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 405 taught by Professor Smith during the Summer '11 term at University of Phoenix.

Page1 / 7

psy405 wk2 individual - Psychoanalytic Theories 1...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online