Explain the Psychosexual and Structure of the mind aspects of Freud’s Psychodynamic theory
Sigmund Freud, born Sigismund Schlomo Freud was born in the Austro-Hungarian region of Moravia on May 6, 1856. When Freud turned twenty one he simplified his first name to Sigmund. Early on in Freud’s life, he and his family moved from Moravia to Vienna, which is where Freud grew up, was educated and it was where Freud spent most of his life. Although later on in Freud’s life, he became an atheist, Freud had always acknowledged the influence that Judaism had, had in his life. Freud had two major pet hates which were Religion and America, in 1909 Freud visited the United States and Freud’s view of the United States was basically it was a nation which he viewed as “a big mistake”. Freud’s work was more on religion than any other topic and Freud’s basic opinion on religion is that religion should be overthrown and this was an unfulfilled wish of his. In 1939 at the age of 83 Freud died in London.
Some of Freud’s key work includes “The interpretation of dreams” (1899/1900) “Totem and Taboo” (1913) “Studies on Hysteria” (1895) “The Ego and the Id” (1923) “New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis” (1932).
A key theory of Freud’s is Freud’s psychodynamic theory of personality which is a theory which explains Freud’s ideas about the components of personality. According to Freud’s psychodynamic theory of personality, the personality Freud believed is composed of three elements, the three elements of personality are known as the Id, Ego and the Superego, the three elements of personality work together to create complex human behaviours.
It is Freud’s belief that we are born with our Id. The Id is the only component out of the three elements of personality which is present from birth. The Id is an especially important part of our personality because it allows our basic needs to be met. Freud believed that the Id is based on our pleasure principle, which strives for immediate...