Sigmund Freud's Theory Of Psychoanalytic Theory

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1. Psychoanalysis founded by Sigmund Freud. 2. The root of any issue motivating one to seek counseling dwells upon their need to understand the meaning of the unconscious disturbances causing disruptions in their style of living. The theory states that people are in search of the unconscious meaning to their unhealthy behaviors to gain more insight into and control over their behaviors, urges, and desires. 3. Psychoanalysis Theory assumes that psychological issues are found in the unconscious mind and surfaced symptoms, like anxiety, are the result of hidden disturbances. Freud contended that understanding the feelings and behaviors of an adult means looking at childhood experiences. The claim is that those experiences are the cause of one repressing certain memories and emotions. The theory also assumes that we are born with impulses which drive and motivate us unconsciously. These instincts…show more content…
The assumption is that the strengthening of the Ego, the training of the id and the balancing of the super-ego’s moral voice will aid in decreasing the excessive unconscious living, feeling, behaving and decision-making. Psychoanalytic therapy assumes that deep seeded emotional and personality change comes from focusing on the unconscious. 4. The Psychoanalytic goal is to bring more of the unconscious to the conscious. The belief is that in making the unconscious more conscious, people will (1) experience the decreased effect that hidden disturbances have (2) experience freedom from gaining an understanding of self, behavior 's and feelings and (3) formulate more self-control over our urges, impulses, and drives. One goal, in particular, striving to reconstruct an individual 's personality, Psychoanalysis call deterministic because of its ambitious attempt and the immense amount of commitment, time and energy it
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