Marisa Farrell "Evaluate the extent to which Freud's theory of psychosexual development can help us to understand a client's presenting issue" (2462 Words) Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) was an Austrian physician who pioneered the study of the unconscious. He was the first person in his field that began the use of non medical methods to deal with human conditions. It was during his neurological practice with hysterical patients that he first noticed that his patients were relieved from their symptoms by simply recollecting and talking about painful childhood experiences. Freud went on to spend much of his life developing an intricate and controversial theory on personality development. Central to Freud's theory, and perhaps his greatest contribution to psychology, is the notion that our psyche is composed of parts within our awareness and beyond our awareness.
Ellis was a sickly child being hospitalized on many occasions, during these times he received little emotional support. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business in 1943. Initially he started in business, and then moved onto writing fiction. However with business poor, Ellis found that he could write good non fiction, he then researched and wrote on human sexually. This convinced him to seek a new career in clinical psychology.
Don Freeman (1908-1978) Don Freeman was born in San Diego, California, in 1908 and grew up in Chula Visa. At an early age, this wonderful writer became an orphan. However, before his father passed he gave Don a new trumpet as a gift. He practiced obsessively and eventually joined a California dance band. After graduating from high school, he ventured to New York City to study art under Joan Sloan and Harry Wickey at the Art Students' League for two years.
A summary of Alfred Adler’s Biography Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental process. In fact psychology is a very big field, and is filled with a lot of psychologists who have their own perspectives about how the human brain works. Alfred Adler a very outgoing, popular and an involved scholar, was born on February 7, 1870 in the suburbs of Vienna, had a very rough childhood, in which he couldn’t walk until the age of four and he was diagnosed with pneumonia that almost killed him. These horrific events inspired him to be a physician and they could be the reason behind his big achievements during his lifetime. Thus, Alfred Alder received his medical degree from the university of Vienna in 1895 and got married in 1897 to a Russian intellectual and social activist whom he met during his university years.
INTRODUCTION Sigmund Freud was born in 1856 in Moravia, Austria and was almost thirty when, after a period of study under Charcot in Paris his interests turned psychology, and after another ten years of clinical work in Vienna initially working alongside an older colleague Breuer, came the birth of his own creation, psychoanalysis. Starting as a simple method of treating neurotic patients it developed into his discovery of the unconscious mind and the influence it has on our everyday thoughts and actions. Without doubt he has been hugely influential in shaping psychology practices of the twentieth century, and he is also considered to be highly original and controversial thinkers of our time. An overview of Freud’s theory of psychosexual development In order to the evaluate how Freud’s theory of psychosexual development can help in the understanding a clients presenting issues we first need to look at the theory itself. Freud divided the psyche into three levels of awareness known as conscious, what we are aware of, and preconscious, what we can be aware of if and adjust if we attend to it and the unconscious which we can not be aware of unless accessed through therapy.
The film Awakenings is based on the true events of a medical trial of a revolutionary drug L-DOPA in America in the 1970s. The film deals with the notion of journeys through the two central characters; Dr Sawyer and Leonard. The film details a journey of understanding, as both characters deal with the miner & physical journey to understand & accept the other Dr Sawyer represents the catalyst to the journey, as it is his persistence that causes the medical experiment. Leonard represents a journey of growth & change, as he movves from a comatose state to his revived character, who briefly experiences a taste of normal life due to the effects of the drug. His journey is cyclical as he ends up close to the same point as he started.
Running Head: ALTERED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS Altered States of Consciousness Monica Beck Gloucester County College In this paper I will discuss sensation, levels of awareness, and psychoactive drugs, as they pertain to the movie “Altered States.” To offer some background on the movie, a man named Christoph Stappert summarized “Altered States” in this quote; “a research scientist who believes in different states of consciousness uses a sensory deprivation tank and hallucinogenic drugs to find the ultimate truth. But soon his mind-altering experiments get out of control.” Laura King defines consciousness as awareness of external events and internal sensations, including awareness of the self and thoughts about one’s experiences; this awareness occurs under condition of arousal. King goes on to define altered states of consciousness or awareness as mental states that are noticeably different from normal awareness. With this general understanding of what altered states means I will divulge greater detail of the altered states of consciousness portrayed in the movie. First, sensation is “ the process of receiving stimulus energies from the environment” (King).
This figure later dropped by 75% after the media complied with guidelines recommended by an Austrian association for suicide prevention. Now we have the imitation effect or Werther effect, Phillips initially introduced this theory in 1974. The name "Werther effect" comes from a German author Goethe's story about a young intelligent dreamer named Werter, who shot himself for the sake of a lost love. After the publication of this book suicidal shootings became popular among young men. Imitation reinforced by such matters as identification and suggestion is a common explanation today, and supported for example, that many "contagion" suicides use the same method.
Freud’s Theory of Psychosexual Development Miguel Flores University of California, Merced Freud’s Theory of Psychosexual Development Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist who lived from 1856 to 1939. He studied medicine at the University of Vienna. Though he spent years studying medicine, he branched away from that and became one of the most important figures of psychology. In developing the field of psychoanalysis, Freud decided that sex drive is one of the most important motivating forces. Rather than sexual intercourse, Freud became more interested with the way in which things feel good to the skin.
Wall Street Journal: New Science Confirms How Sexual Deprivation Drives Men to Drink * Posted on March 15, 2012 by Brent Lambert The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday on a new scientific discovery which confirms that sexual deprivation and sexual frustration drive males to drink. It’s not as if this news would surprise anyone who eavesdrops on conversations at their favourite bar, but the fascinating part of the discovery comes in the form of a brain chemical called nanopeptide F (NPF). In the experiment conducted on fruit flies, researchers confirmed that male fruit flies that mated regularly had much higher levels of NPF than their comrades who weren’t getting laid. So what does this have to do with alcohol? The scientists revealed how the male flies who weren’t getting it on — AND the male flies who were getting sex often, but whose NPF levels were lowered by the researchers — showed a huge preference for alcohol-laced food.