One of Freud’s most widely accepted theories that people don’t argue against today is his theory on the unconscious mind. Freud did not discover the idea of the unconscious mind, however he was correct in his idea that humans aren’t 100% capable of knowing everything that goes on in the mind. His theory explained that human thoughts, deeds, and overall human experiences are not just determined by conscious thought and rationality, but by forces outside of ones conscious level of control and awareness. These forces, Freud believed, could cause urges and other impulses that were absurd or perverse that the conscious mind wouldn’t be able to notice or act upon.
Along with the unconscious mind, Freud believed that humans had three processes which operated within both the conscious and sub conscious thought level. These p...
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...ud also believed that if someone had an overbearing amount of repressed ideas or thoughts, that he showed signs of having neurosis or just an extreme desire for certain ideas or thoughts. On the opposite end of the spectrum however, if someone had a lack of repression (or no filter) for their thoughts, they would be extremely perverse and unable to fit in with the social norms of society. Freud also discussed the concept of inversion, or homosexuality, which led to the idea that being able to be attracted to both sexes was possible. In today’s society, I believe that these theories still hold some truth and relevance to them that make them acceptable in todays world. Overall, even though many of Freud 's theories and ideas are not relevant to today’s society, with a little ‘updating”, his ideas are still seen in aspects of sexuality and the human mind even today.
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