Theoretical_Position PSY310

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Running head: THEORETICAL POSITION 1 Theoretical Position University of Phoenix History and Systems in Psychology/Psy310 BSDH0WADU0 Patricia M. LaFountaine, M.S. March 28, 2011
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Theoretical Position Human psychological function is so complex and in some cases controversial. How a person behaves and what the motivation for that behavior entails is the core issue in therapy sessions. Therapists have many tools to pull from because of work done by Freud, Alder, Jung, and James. Although the four share similarities, each has his own distinct, yet subtle personalized say on why humans behave the way they do. Sigmund Freud Sigmund Freud had different theories from psycho-sexual development to dream theories. Freud began his work in 1881, after Europe and America saw a century of the reforming of the insane asylums, and the increase in interest in the insane and psychological. Oedipus Complex The Oedipus complex is described by Freud as the childhood desire to sleep with the mother and to kill the father. Freud describes the source of this complex in his Introductory Lectures (Twenty-First Lecture). "You all know the Greek legend of King Oedipus, who was destined by fate to kill his father and take his mother to wife, who did everything possible to escape the oracle's decree and punished himself by blinding when he learned that he had none the less unwittingly committed both these crimes" (Home of Felluga, 2002, p. 1) . Freud saw Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, as each individual’s psychosexual development, when the child’s love for the breast or oral stage is replaced for the mother. The child begins to resent the father and even want to murder the father and desires the mother. These primal feelings are quickly repressed, but it seems can still come out in dreams or the person’s writings. For those who do not obtain control of his or her feelings, it can play out in a psychodramatic way.
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Freud was considered the father of psychoanalysis and changed how the study of dreams took place. He believed that studying a person’s dreams could give more understanding into the personality of the person. He had the belief that nothing one does occurs by chance, and every action and thought is motivated by the unconscious that is comprised of repressed feelings. Carl Jung
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