Freud Vs. Freud's The Psychoathology Of Everyday Life

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With the talking cure being what Freud used, like modern day treatment or consultations, he was able to discover the causes of symptoms were repressed thoughts and memories. He realized that the issue lied in the unconscious a place where a layperson cannot reach it without professional help. Sessions with patients became more of a listening game rather than what people were used to; "The private thoughts that are episodes in peoples ' lives can never be episodes in their biographies; psychoanalysis would encourage the voicing of private thoughts. Unlike a biography, and indeed unlike Hamlet, psychoanalysis is a conversation, and not a piece of writing (it doesn 't have a known beginning, middle, and end)" (Phillips 23). Freud and Breuer had …show more content…
The book The Psychopathology of Everyday Life was about everyday occurrences in people 's lives. An example being memory lapses and slips of the tongue (79). Although Freud finally wrote something the public it was not long until he wrote arguably the most disliked book titled Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality. In this book, he wrote about what he believed were the stages of sexual gratification. The first stage started at birth until about two years old when infants get gratification orally; he called this stage oral. The second stage starts at two to about four when the child is now able to control their bowel movements; he called this stage anal. Third was what he called phallic where children four to six express their connection to the parent of the opposite sex. Fourth he called this stage latency because the sexual desires are repressed; it is the age where children think those of the other sex have germs. Finally, the fifth stage called genital where from adolescence to adulthood people find their gratification from intercourse. This book was the most controversial based on the fact that the children had their innocence ripped away from …show more content…
Freud perfected this when he invented the idea of the id, ego, and superego. The id was the part of the brain that dealt with primary needs like food and water. The ego was the sane part of the brain; it was the part that had reason and helped with decision making. The superego was Freud 's favorite part none other than the unconscious; the part that dealt with morality and societal norms. This discovery called for another book written by Freud titled The Ego and the Id in 1923. Ever since the book on everyday occurrences Freud was no longer looked away from. Freud started doing very well in his work life but sadly on April 20, 1923, Freud had an operation to remove a tumor from his mouth. From now until his death Freud would have operations to remove the cancerous tissues from his mouth. The bad news did not stop there; Freud got news that his grandson Heinz died of

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