Psychoanalysis

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  • Humanistic Psychoanalysis

    1. Psychoanalysis and its variants: • Psychoanalysis is recognizable through the silence or very limited comments on the part of the therapist; it is mainly the client talking. The talking can also be referred to as free expression (Feltham, 1995) • The psychoanalyst allows the client sufficient time and space for self-discovery, so as to find answer to his or her problems, within himself/herself. • One of the major issues throughout all psychoanalysis therapies and its variants is transference. According to Feltham (1995) it is the patients’ unconscious distortion of perception of emotional claim on the analyst, who may be regarded as an important person in the client’s life. • In psychoanalysis the therapist prefers the client to lie down…

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  • Freud And Psychoanalysis

    Sigmund Freud and Classical Psychoanalysis Background Sigmund Freud is the creator of Classical psychoanalysis. He was born in 1856 and died in 1939 (Cloninger, 2013). Freud’s work extended over the period of 45 years (Murdock, 2013). His work is considered to have an enormous influence on the profession of counseling throughout history of counseling and up until current counseling context (Murdock, 2013). Thus most of the theories major theories today about human behavior can be seen as…

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  • Lacanian Psychoanalysis Analysis

    It is without doubt that the theoretical framework of Lacanian psychoanalysis drawing upon such concepts as Oedipus complex, Castration complex and Phallus has brought about the issue of femininity and patriarchal power relations between the figure of the Father and the Mother. Throughout this essay, I intend to follow Sarup’s guide to “Lacan and Psychoanalysis” (1993) and dwell upon the matter of gender identity and sexual personality by taking into account the Lacanian understanding of…

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  • Psychoanalysis In Film

    In the words of Sandy Flitterman-Lewis—she describes that “psychoanalysis has provided a useful way of discussing our relationship with the cinema” due to it’s similarities to the human tendency in dream to “relate ‘stories told in images’” and our movie watching experiences. To this analysis, she notes that the framework has it’s foundation called the “cinematic apparatus”. Which includes the conditions of the film projection, the film itself as a text and the “mental machinery of…

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  • Breuer's Theory Of Psychoanalysis

    Milton et al. (2011) described psychoanalysis as a theory that explores the human mind workings, and a method of psychotherapeutic treatment. Psychoanalysis was founded by the psychologist Sigmund Freud (Jarvin, 2011). The central feature of this theory is the belief that most of the thoughts and dreams are unconscious: the individual is unaware of its existence (Milton et al., 2011). The main aim of psychoanalysis as follows: to help individual’s suffering from psychological disorder, gain…

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  • Psychoanalysis Vs. Behavior Therapy

    Psychoanalysis vs. Behavior Therapy Psychoanalysis and behavior therapy have many similarities and differences, but the main goal of each psychological therapy is to help people gain greater control over and improvement in their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Psychoanalysis was founded by Sigmund Freud (1856- 1939). Freud believed that people could be cured by making conscious their unconscious thoughts and motivations, thus gaining insight. Freud also believed that the human mind is made up…

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  • Psychoanalysis As A Science Or Pseudoscience

    among academics questioning whether psychoanalysis is a science or pseudoscience. This essay examines psychoanalysis as a science because it influences psychology literature. Secondly, the essay discusses objectives that illustrate that psychoanalysis is a science such as (1) therapeutic efficacy (psychotherapy), (2) observations which are used mostly in case studies and (3) interpretation. Furthermore, it explains how scholars oppose that psychoanalysis is not a science. Psychoanalysis…

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  • Comparison Of Psychoanalysis And Humanism

    Psychoanalysis and Humanism The study of psychology is defined as an academic discipline characterised by a variety of explanations and perspectives regarding human behaviour. The following essay will be focusing primarily on two of these various perspectives, namely psychoanalysis and humanism and provide a detailed explanation on the origins, classifications and various characteristics of these perspectives. Psychoanalysis is an insight therapy that encourages the resurfacing of the client’s…

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  • Sigmund Freud's Definition Of Psychoanalysis

    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…

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  • Dowden's Theory Of Psychoanalysis Summary

    Dowden’s review of Freud’s theory of psychoanalysis is highly critical and denounces the credibility of psychoanalysis. In Dowden’s book, he critiques various theories and lists both pros and cons of them. His subjective opinions towards Freud’s psychoanalysis is by regarding it as being obsolete and a weak explanation for myths. However, Dowden overlooks the potential of psychoanalysis and the evidence that makes it plausible to understand myths. Sigmund Freud is considered the father of modern…

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