Psychodynamic Perspective

Psychodynamic Perspective - Sigmund Freud Main Point Id Ego...

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Unformatted text preview: Sigmund Freud Main Point Id, Ego, Superego Personality Development What is at stake in all these attacks?...The real object of attack—for which Freud is only a stalking-horse—is the very idea that humans have unconscious motivation. A battle may be fought over Freud, but the war is over our culture’s image of the human soul. Are we to see humans as having depth—as complex psychological organisms who generate layers of meaning which lie beneath the surface of their own understanding? Or are we to take ourselves as transparent to ourselves? Jonathan Lear, Open Minded The principal Freudian concept on which everything turns holds that mental illness is a result of defense against anxiety. Peter Madison Psychodynamic Perspective In one of his Introductory Lectures, Freud told the following story: I was once a guest of a young married couple and heard the young woman laughingly describe her latest experience. The day after her return from her honeymoon she had gone shopping with her unmarried younger sister...
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