Sigmund Freud 's Psychoanalytic Theory Essay

977 Words Nov 17th, 2015 4 Pages
Freud’s Psychoanalytic Theory in relation to Sheldon’s behavior and Personality Sigmund Freud was a neurologist and the father of Psychoanalysis. He created the Psychoanalytic Theory, which focused on the unconscious aspects of personality. Freud imagined our mind as if it where an iceberg, only a small section is at your view. Levels of consciousness where developed for each structure; Conscious, Preconscious, an Unconscious. In this iceberg that he imagines, the part you see on the top of the water is your conscious level. At this level, you are currently aware of your situation; you are awake. Just beneath the water is your preconscious. It is the information that is able to be regained when needed. At the bottom of the iceberg is your unconscious level. When you are unconscious, thoughts and emotions are created when you are unaware or sleeping. Through this theory, he showed how our personality develops through situations in structures of our mind; ID, Ego, and Superego. The id is a main part of our personality. It works in relation to the pleasure principles. “You want it NOW!” you don 't care about the consequences that you will receive. The ego is completely opposite from the id. It works in relation to the reality principle. You learn to control your natural behavior in a socially appropriate way. The superego strives to make you better. Like a internalized parent telling you not to eat the chocolate, that it is bad for you. According to Freud, the development…

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