Phychoanalysis, Behavioral, And Humanistic Perspectives

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When we hear the term psychology we assume this is a general form of therapy for an individual. A person like myself never thought or knew that just like medical doctor’s different treatment based on diagnosis, there are different approaches psychologist use to help a person that is having psychological problems within themselves. A few of those different approaches include psychoanalysis, behavioral, and humanistic therapy approaches, which I will later explain. Each approach that is used is based on an individual’s problems for example a person having problems with aggressive urges, self-acceptance, or bad behavior, each of these perceived causes are divided into the appropriate therapy type. With these cause, there is always an underlying reason to a person’s action, in example a person may be feeling unhappy, depressed or experiencing bad habits, all to which are reasons to the perceived cause. Psychoanalysis is a term founded by Sigmund Freud defined as a “term Freud used for both this theory of personality and his therapy for the treatment of psychological disorders: the unconscious is the primary focus of psychoanalytic theory.” Pg. 10. Freud’s theory maintained that “human mental life is like an iceberg. The smallest, visible part of the iceberg …show more content…
I have always felt that anything and everything I do is done for me to please my family and get the ok good work say from them, I have never done anything that is to be pleased with myself, even when there is some sort of accomplishment done, I am never satisfied with myself, but more have the feeling of relief of being able to satisfy someone else’s expectations. It is hard to be able to voice your own opinion when you have been always raised to “never disobey your parents, even when you do not agree, always say yes, never disappoint and always do as your told and act

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