Humanistic Theory In Sigmund Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory
In Sigmund Freud’s Psychoanalytic theory, Psychic Determination is when we have no control over our actions because our unconscious mind chooses for us. Symbolic Meaning is when every single action we make has a meaning. Unconscious Motivation is when we rarely understand the reasons behind our behavior, and come up with reasons to explain our behavior. However, personality itself comes from interactions with id, ego, and superego. The id is where all the decisions are made using the pleasure principle. Th ego delays gratification using the reality principle so that decision making is appropriate, and when threated the ego uses defense mechanisms. The super ego is where we get our sense of right and wrong.
The psychosexual stages of development are: oral (0-18 months), anal (18 months to 3 years), phallic (3-6 years) Latency (6 years – puberty), and genital (puberty – death). In the oral stage infants, will gain sexual pleasure …show more content…
We have free will, and we can choose a positive or negative path to take. In personality, the core motive is self-actualization: the desire to develop our potential to the fullest extent. Carl Roger, a humanistic theorist, describes our personality with three major components: organism, self, and conditions of worth. The organism is the innate, the genetically influenced makeup that is helpful and positive. The self is the belief in who we are and our self-concept. The concept of worth is learned through society. It is the expectations we have for ourselves in what is inappropriate and appropriate behavior. Humanistic psychology attracted the young generation with the importance of free will humanistic psychology claimed. However, Humanistic psychology was criticized because the humanistic theories are not easy to