Psychoanalysis In Sigmund Freud

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wish to change it in accordance with the interests and desires of the vast majority” (Fromm, “Greatness” 134). Another reason why psychoanalysis is so significant to the world of psychology and modern-day psychology is because the method of therapy for psychoanalysis is the “major research instrument for investigating the unconscious” (Bocock 129). Psychology today has been heavily shaped by the basics of psychoanalysis and what Sigmund Freud has discovered and taught while learning about psychoanalysis.
There are many different opinions and meanings of psychoanalysis, but Sigmund Freud’s meaning of psychoanalysis is the most important because he pursued to reach his goals of the development of psychoanalysis. To Freud, psychoanalysis is a
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Although Freud was a psychologist, he did not have the healthiest mind. In the psychology class I took last semester, I learned about how Freud had suffered from an addiction to cocaine. As people found out about his addiction, they started to contradict Freud’s work because many people felt as if his use of cocaine “affected his research and tainted the results as well as the actual research” (“Who Was Sigmund Freud”). Further into Freud’s career, the criticism kept arising. Many people started to consider Freud’s work was “fundamentally sexist or simply wrong” (“Sigmund Freud & Psychoanalysis” 10). I do believe that some of Sigmund Freud’s works were deviant, to say the least, but the unique complexity of his works is what makes Freud an astounding scientist. Today people still criticise the focus of his works and theories because they believe that Freud, himself, was “obsessed with sex and sexuality [and] therefore having his own psychological demons to contend with” (“Who Was Sigmund Freud”). Even though people criticise Sigmund Freud for his abnormal works, I believe that his exclusive works make Freud who he is

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