Reflection Of Reaction To Sigmund Freud's Psychology

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Register to read the introduction… However each stage has an erogenous zone from which the highest level of stimulation and pleasure is attained and if either under gratified or over gratified, will lead to a fixation. He theorized that all behavior is motivated by instincts and if threatened either undergo a state of anxiety or exhibit ego-defense mechanisms. Since the unconscious conjure most of the mind, Freud used a few methods of retrieving these repressed thoughts; Free association (the ability to freely express anything that comes to mind regardless of its content); Dream analysis (manifests a latent dreams content); recognition of “Freudian slips” (accidental exposure of one’s true feelings) and humor (an acceptable method of revealing repressed thoughts). Every approach to his personality theory owes a debt to this position; either building on it or opposing it. Without Freud’s contributions this entire body of knowledge would be lost to the …show more content…
Freud’s work was characterized by originality, boldness, and power of communication.
Regarding Freud’s theory of personality, there appears to be no unified structure or functional unity between the id, the ego, and the superego, and these personality components are described in intuitive and literary terms that elude scientific
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Unfortunately, his system resists falsification because it has internalized ready answers to criticisms, describing such disagreements as resistance, and quickly dismissing alternative approaches to interpreting behavior. It is a system that explains too much too readily, and it is built on a doubtful model that relates psychodynamics to instinctual aggressive and sexual drives in a context of tension-reduction rather than

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