Sigmund Freud's Definition Of Psychoanalysis

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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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In Freud’s hometown, Vienna, there was a shortage of currency and he soon began to limit his practices to patients from England and the United States who was able to “pay their bills in uninflated currency” (Muckenhoupt 122). Later he realized that the world was confusing the conscious and the unconscious; Freud wanted to replace them with “new, more precise terms” (Muckenhoupt 124). Due to the complications of people confusing the aspects of psychoanalysis, he began rebuilding the meanings of the conscious and unconscious, as well as the “Ego and the Id” (Muckenhoupt 124). Sigmund Freud has many accomplishments and contributions to modern-day psychology, but he also faced the struggles of money shortages and confusion that many people had when they read about Freud’s …show more content…
Sigmund Freud has extended the concept of “social man by introducing psychological motives into the study of social behavior” (Berliner 175). A good example of Freud’s contribution to psychology is the study of anthropology. An accomplishment of Freud’s psychoanalysis was that it offered new tools. The new tools included the “concept of mental causes that could not be discovered by simple introspect” (“How Freud Shaped The 20th Century Mind”). The concept of the newly introduced tools and the newly created category of causes allowed “all mental life to be seen as mentally or physically” (“How Freud Shaped The 20th Century Mind”). According to Murray M. Schwartz, Dean of Arts and Humanities at the University of Massachusetts, Freud’s concepts of the unconscious helped “illuminate the mysterious relationship between authors and readers and the way that texts can take on lives of their own” (qtd. in “How Freud Shaped The 20th Century Mind”). The impact of Freud’s work and theories helped shaped modern-day psychology due to his views of “childhood, personality, memory, sexuality, and therapy” (“Who Was Sigmund Freud”). People have also helped shaped psychology today by contributing their own work out of Freud’s brilliant work and others “developed new theories out of opposition to his ideas”

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