Sigmund Freud : Founding Father Of Psychoanalysis

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Sigmund Freud: Founding Father of Psychoanalysis Kaylee R. McCracken Jenks High School Abstract Sigmund Freud is one of the founding fathers of psychology, specifically psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis is a clinical method for helping create the dialogue between a patient and the psychoanalyst. Freud has changed the way we think of human behavior and the mind. Freud came up with three main theories, the Id, Ego and Superego. Sigmund Freud: Founding Father of Psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud was born on May 6th, 1856 and died September 23rd, 1939. Freud is the founder of psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis focuses on the interactions of unconscious and conscious components occurring in the mind, as well as bringing repressed fears into the conscious mind by free association and dream interpretation. Freud did not come up with the terms, unconscious, conscious, and conscience but he did make them popular concepts in the field of psychology. The id, ego, and superego are three of the main theories Freud founded. The Three Theories Freud developed his own framework to determine what drives human behavior. Freud recognized individuals are motivated by needs and wants. Within Freud’s framework, some behavior is conscious choices, while other behaviors are not. Freud developed a classification system and behavior models to support his theories he called the id, ego and superego. Id “According to Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theory of personality, the id is the personality component made up of unconscious psychic energy that works to satisfy basic urges, needs, and desires. It operates based on the pleasure principle, which demands immediate gratification of needs. The id is driven by the pleasure principle, which strives for immed... ... middle of paper ... ...and Superego. (2015). Retrieved December 17, 2017, from https://www.commonlit.org/texts/freud-s-theory-of-the-id-ego-and-superego McLeod, S. (1970, January 01). Id, Ego and Superego. Retrieved December 17, 2017, from https://www.simplypsychology.org/psyche.html Cherry | Reviewed by Steven Gans, MD, K. (2017, August 23). Freud and the Id, Ego, and Superego. Retrieved December 17, 2017, from https://www.verywell.com/the-id-ego-and-superego-2795951 Sigmund Freud. (2017, December 04). Retrieved December 17, 2017, from https://www.biography.com/people/sigmund-freud-9302400 (n.d.). Retrieved December 17, 2017, from http://www.intelltheory.com/wundt.shtml Dvorsky, G. (2013, August 07). Why Freud Still Matters, When He Was Wrong About Almost Everything. Retrieved December 17, 2017, from https://io9.gizmodo.com/why-freud-still-matters-when-he-was-wrong-about-almost-1055800
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