Benefits of Sug Freud

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Sigmund Freud Sigmund Freud; the father of psychology has a countless number of theories concerning the human mind. Many of his theories have been considered incomplete and even sexist in some cases. Regarded as incomplete because of the small, unrepresentative amount of patients Freud based his studies upon. Although the basis of personality, defense mechanisms, and transference theories have all been accounted for, creating a basis upon today’s psychoanalytic theories are based upon. Therefore Freud’s theories have forever benefitted and in some cases even provided a basis upon fields of psychology to study. For ages the mere thought of the mind’s processes and the origins of personality have baffled the most intelligent minds. The first relevant extent of research in this area was preformed by Sigmund Freud between 1856-1939. He theorized the mind was operated accordingly to three levels of awareness controlled by three lesser mechanisms of decision. Each being influenced by instinct, socialization and balance between both. These are known as the Id, Ego and Super-Ego. “He is a dark-cellar in which a well-bred spinster lady, the super-ego and a sex-crazed monkey, the id, are forever engaging in a mortal combat, the struggle being refereed by a rather nervous bank-clerk, the ego.” <Clinical Psychologist, Don Bannister> The components and levels of the mind which Freud introduced and used to explain his theories are relevant today. The famous, object relations theory introduced by the feminist psychologist Melanie Klein, is explained and relies on the Freudian personality makeup to work. This proves the extensive beneficiary use and application of Freud’s theories and their impact on today’s modern study of clinical psychology. The tension of any decision between the Id, Super-Ego and Ego, was termed anxiety by Freud. When such tension occurs, the
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