A Report of Sigmund Freud

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A Report on Sigmund Freud “The Unconscious Mind” By: Jeremiah Phifer Citation: http://www.simplypsychology.org/unconscious-mind.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconscious_mind http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/1291/if_sigmund_freud_met_cs_lewis.aspx#.UoUFlCqF-Rw Summary: For the purposes of report of this research paper, I read an article entitled, ‘The Unconscious Mind.” In the article it is suggested that Sigmund Freud, even though he didn’t not start the general study or ideology of the conscious mind compared to the unconscious mind, however he had a large influence on the popularity of said topic. Taking credit as an archaeologist of the mind, shoveling back the deep levels of humanly thinking patterns and habits, Freud suggested the conscious mind is what we are aware of where as the unconscious is a nature we do not have control of. The Article quotes, “The unconscious mind contains our biologically based instincts (eros and thanatos) for the primitive urges for sex and aggression. While we are fully aware of what is going on in the conscious mind, we have no idea of what information is stored in the unconscious mind. The unconscious contains all sorts of significant and disturbing material which we need to keep out of awareness because they are too threatening to acknowledge fully. So, the unconscious is not like a dustbin containing unimportant or irrelevant thoughts. Rather, it is precisely because they are so powerful that they are kept buried. Nevertheless, they exert a significant influence.” This would suggest for us that Freud believed that the conscious mind is everything, deed, thought or action that we are able to control. These are the good thoughts that would allow us to maintain normal operating functions of our day to day task. On the opposing side, he would suggest that the subconscious mind or unconscious mind are

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