Psychoanalytic Personality Assessment TaWonnia Jackson PSY250 September 6, 2012 Loretta Harris Psychoanalytic Personality Assessment The following statements discussed will analyze the components of the psychoanalytic approach to personality. The theories of Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and Alfred Adler are compared and contrasted by research found. There will be characteristics of two theories along with descriptions of the stages to Freud’s theory, and characteristics along with Freudian's defense mechanisms. Each theorist’s had their own unique way of developing their very own theory. Sigmund Freud's theory is the psychoanalytic theory unique to a certain point and which it has developed formal models describing the ways in which individuals process information on different levels (Bornstein, 2010).
Psychoanalytic criticism originated in the work of Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, who pioneered the technique of psychoanalysis. Freud developed a language that described, a model that explained, and a theory that encompassed human psychology. His theories are directly and indirectly concerned with the nature of the unconscious mind. The psychoanalytic approach to literature not only rests on the theories of Freud; it may even be said to have begun with Freud, who wrote literary criticism as well as psychoanalytic theory. Probably because of Freud’s characterization of the artist’s mind as “one urged on by instincts that are too clamorous,” psychoanalytic criticism written before 1950 tended to psychoanalyze the individual author.
The utmost influential work within the psychology branch has been the rigorous studying of psychopathology which involves clinical depression, schizophrenia paranoia and so forth. Although there are no cures available as the cause of such disorders have not been found, the effects of these disorders are however treated by drug therapies and/or cognitive-behavioural therapies (Kuipers, E. Garety, P. et al. 1997). For example Larry Davidson wrote “there also is no cure for schizophrenia”; (Davidson, L. et al. 2008) which provides evidence to show cures for serious mental disorders are not available as they have not been developed as of yet.
Psychodynamic Theorists Paper David K. DuBose Psych 500 October 22, 2012 Angela J. W. Steele, Psy.D Psychodynamic Theorists There have been several theories over the years that have defined personality development. First, Freud and his influence on the development of personality will be discussed. Secondly, how analyst that followed Freud dissented from his viewpoint. Third, the links between theorists in the psychoanalytical theory groups will be explored. Finally, other psychoanalytical concepts will be discussed.
What follows is an outline of Freud’s theory of psychodynamics, and a description of the biological perspective on personality. Next appears an investigation of the similarities and differences between these theories and their implications. These two
Sigmund Freud on Personality Theories and the Influence Today Abstract I chose this topic because of my interest in personality theories, introduced by Sigmund Freud. I was eager to explore the theories and methods that help determine a person’s personality. I will explain Sigmund Freud’s basic concepts of personality theories and how upbringing, genetics, and culture can influence one’s personality. Sigmund Freud was one of the most famous psychologists who helped make the conscious mind versus unconscious mind note worthy. The conscious mind represents the events in which you are aware of during points of time in a day.
Abstract Various personality theories are prevalent in today’s society. Throughout the centuries, a number of minds have attempted to explain personality, and each has submitted a theory or theories, backed with significant research, to validate his or her point of view. This paper will address the Psychodynamic Theories, enumerating key figures, the key concepts that determine personality formation, and how these theories explain disordered personality. In addition, the Psychodynamic Theories will be evaluated for validity, comprehensiveness, applicability, and cultural utility. Psychodynamic Theories Introduction goes here.
He also linked some childhood desires with the development of ones personality. The psychoanalytic theory is founded on the basis that there are inner forces that influence ones behavior unconsciously. This theory was developed after a thorough observation of people’s behavior where Sigmund conducted case studies. Feud argued that human mind can be divided three parts; the conscious mind, the preconscious mind and the unconscious mind. According to Asch M (2004), the conscious mind includes the things that we are aware of.
Psychology is developed by theories and research to answer issues concerning the behavior and mental processes of people and society. The scientific method portion of psychology is to gain knowledge and understanding of questions that need to be answered by using logic and methods. Shaughnessy and Zechmeister, (2009) explains that there are two important characteristics of the scientific method: the empirical approach and a skeptical attitude. To view psychology as a science, philosophers had to emphasize the empirical approach as a direct way of answering questions when focusing on behaviors and experiences that could be observed directly (Shaughnessy, & Zechmeister, 2009). The skeptical attitude of a researcher is driven from the conclusions on the interest of empirical evidence rather than a researcher’s personal opinion.
The idea behind this was to use 'talking therapy' to bring past memories from the unconscious to the conscious. The unconscious is when you are doing or thinking something without being alert or aware that you are doing it. Along the idea of the unconscious Freud also developed the concept of the ID, the Ego and the Superego. The id is described as an impulsive, selfish side to our personality which is ruled by a pleasure principle, the superego is the moral part of our personality which recognises right from wrong; and our ego is the part of our mind which tries to rationalise and arbitrate both sides of our thoughts. Freud believed that there were two main causes of abnormality in general.