Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory: Sigmund Freud
Psychoanalytic is a very well known concept that was created by a psychologist named Sigmund Freud in the eighteenth century. Psychoanalysis focuses on personality development and effects within the unconscious and conscious mind on behavior and development. Freud also believed that the number one motivator came from our sexual desires and urges. Freud believed that our personality is fully developed by the end of adolescence. Psychoanalysis is used to help treat disorders like depression, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, and anxiety. Anna Freud, Sigmund’s daughter, had a major contribution to the psychoanalysis theory was her work with children. Psychoanalytic therapy still stands day, even though some of Freud’s original ideas have been elaborated or tweaked by a Neo-Freudian. Neo-Freudians are psychologists that include Carl Jung, Erik Erikson, Alfred Adler, and Karen Horney. Neo-Freudians theories are derived from the thoughts that Freud had (Cherry, 2016). They believed that motives didn’t always come from sexual drives, that personality wasn’t shaped by only childhood experiences, and Freud’s lack of cultural based influences on behavior and personality (Cherry, 2016).
Freud has many concepts of psychoanalysis. First it the structure of personalities that deals with id, ego, and superego. Your id is the devil on your shoulder, where your drives and impulses take over. Your ego is the middleman, where it mediates between your id and…