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Topics in Psychoanalysis

Understanding the Idea of Self-Concept
Introduction The self-concept is the perspective of how an individual sees himself/herself. It is based on the principle in which a person believes himself to be and how others perceive him to be. It is closely related to self-awareness and self-esteem but the later have quite a difference. The self-concept in human beings...
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The Opinions of Sigmund Freud on the Relation between the Rise of Civilization, Law Enforcement, and the Discontent of the People in a Society
According to Sigmund Freud, the process of civilization in any society gives rise to feelings of discontent for the people in the same society (Freud, 2002). This is because civilization is meant to bring about order by imposing law for the people. In this case if anyone of the members of the society breaks the law, there a...
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The Definition, Symptoms and Treatment of PTSD
Post-Traumatic Stress disorder or PTSD is a mental health disorder that develops after a traumatic event occurs in one’s life like acts of violence, sexual assault, or natural disaster. This disorder can happen to people of all ages and of all walks of life, from infancy to senior citizenship. The issue can also be extremel...
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An Overview of Sigmund Freud's Definition of Childhood Sexuality
Freud And Beyond: Childhood Sexuality In the reading, the author discusses childhood sexuality in which Freud analyzed through his patients. Childhood sexuality is the child’s own sexual experience before sexual maturity. It is relative of the Oedipal complex coined by Freud. In most of cases, Freud’s patients were not j...
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The Factors Affecting Depression and Eating Disorders
Factors of Depression and Eating Disorders Depression is a common "disease" that a lot of people go through. It happens for a lot of reasons and can last for days or weeks. Eating disorders can occur to everyone under pressure and it is not something they are proud of. Eating disorders have different categories and all s...
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A Comprehensive Analysis of the Perils of Obedience, a Psychological Study by Stanley Milgram
“The Perils of Obedience” Summary Harvard graduate, Stanley Milgram, is regarded as one of the most important psychologists in the twentieth century for his revolutionary contributions to multicultural research, the mechanics of social networks, and urban psychology. Milgram’s “The Perils of Obedience” offers the most cont...
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Parallelism Between Undergoing Psychoanalytical Therapy and Being a Teacher
Title: "Being a Teacher and Doing Therapy: a MUST?" Psychoanalytical therapy is the classic and best-known modality of therapy;
a patient, a psychologist and a couch. Founded by Sigmund Freud,
psychoanalytical therapy (also known as "talk therapy") is aimed at helping
people overcome problems. It has g...
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An Overview of Realistic Perspective
As human beings, we are notorious for developing ideas, establishing behavioral norms, and even learning emotional responses all according to a specific set of cultural prescriptions. With this ideation, people should view psychological disorders differently depending on how different the cultures are. (Healy) This view is...
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A Report on The Little Emotional Albert Experiment, a Case Study on Classical Conditioning by John Watson and Rosalie Rayner
The Little Emotional Albert experiment was a case study showing empirical evidence of classical conditioning. This study was conducted in by John B. Watson and Rosalie Rayner. Watson believed that classical conditioning existed in emotions. In other words emotional responses exist because we have been conditioned to respond...
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An Analysis of Viktor Frankl's Psychological Therapy: Logotherapy
Man's Search for Meaning Viktor Frankl was a Psychologist who developed a form of therapy
different from the other forms of his era. His therapy is called,
Logotherapy, which emphasizes a will to meaning as the root of all human
motivation, while other psychologists were focusing on therapies that
postulated a will t...
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A Study of the Effectiveness of Insights on the Temperament of Kindergarten Students
O’Connor E. Cappella E. McCormick P. and McClowry G. (2014). School Psychology Review. Enhancing the Academic Development of Shy Children: A Test of the Efficacy of INSIGHTS. Vol 43, Issue 3, 239-259. Introduction “This study investigated the efficacy of the INSIGHTS into Children's Temperament intervention in supporting...
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What It Means to Be Intellectual in the Essays of Gerald Graff and Grant Penrod
When the word “intellectualism” appears, it is always a topic of debate. Some disagree on the definition, others disagree on what can be considered intellectual, and others may simply “hate the smart kids”. Even though both Gerald Graff, in his essay “Hidden Intellectualism,” and Grant Penrod, in his essay “Anti-Intellectua...
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A Personal Belief on the Concept of Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy according to the text is, “A systematic interaction between a therapist and a client that brings psychological principles to bear on influencing the client’s thoughts, feelings, or behavior in order to help that client overcome abnormal behavior or adjust to problems in living.” (Nevid, 2013) My personal belie...
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The Importance of Proper Diagnosis of Mental Disorders
To study abnormal psychology, is to attempt to understand reasons why our brain reacts negatively to certain stimuluses and causes disruptive behavioral patterns. Understanding the “why” will hopefully allow us to treat and cure these disorders, and perhaps one day prevent these disruptive patterns from ever emerging. The...
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What is Creativity?
The Nature of Creativity Freud himself acknowledged that psychoanalysis could not explain creativity, and contemporary scientists are only beginning to understand the complex cognitive processes it involves (Cleese video). While a concrete understanding of creativity may elude us, we can nevertheless attempt to define it...
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LuciDream, the Lucid Dream Creator
Pricing Unit Project Our new product, the lucid dream creator, or the LuciDream, has become popular from tests and polls given to people across america. With it’s great vast target market, going for anyone who knows and wants to have a lucid dream, it can achieve new and high heights in competition. The Target market benef...
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A Discussion on the Various Careers in Psychology
Benchmark: Careers in Psychology There are nearly countless careers in psychology, from therapy to
business management. Marriage counseling, grief counseling and drug
addiction counseling are among the common therapy and counseling careers.
These careers are steady, consistently available lines of work, as it can
be p...
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William Hazlitt's Argument on the Strength of Hate
Humans are made up of a complex system of reasoning and emotions, that drive their activity through everyday life.  Every decision that one makes can be traced back to how one feels, his or her emotions.  As shown in William Hazlitt's essay, he believes that hatred is chief among the emotions that drive human activity.  Haz...
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The Life and Work of Karen Horney
Karen Horney had a humble birth in a village just west of Hamburg, Germany in 1885. Little did anyone know the impact she would make on the psychoanalytic community throughout her life. Karen was raised in a house where neither parent gave her much affection. This caused her to develop feelings of inadequacy and a negative...
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A Comparison of Sigmund Freud's Model of Psychosexual Development and Erik Erikson's Model of Psychosocial Development
Human Behavior and Social Environment I Various theories have arisen in attempts to explain human development. The issue with traditional stage theories is that many do not take into consideration the other factors that influence human development such as cultural differences, family make up, and gender. Sigmund Freud’...
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A Discussion on Classical Condition and Watson and Rayner's Experiment With Albert
According to the textbook, classical conditioning is a form of learning in which a neutral stimulus becomes associated with another stimulus and provokes an automatic, inborn response (Feist & Rosenberg, 2014). An unconditioned stimulus (UCS) as a stimulus that occurs unconditionally, naturally, and automatically triggers a...
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A Comparison between Psychological Egoism and Ethical Egoism
Psychological Egoism Versus Ethical Egoism Psychological Egoism professes that everyone is always selfish in their acts. It basically insists that you helped someone or did something because you receive a gain even if it is only that it made you feel good. It further purports that there is always a possible selfish motive...
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The Case of Anti-Realism and the Beliefs of Anti-Realist Thomas Szasz
Anti-realism in regards to mental disorders concerns the idea that mental disorders do not exist. The mind exists and disturbances of the mind exist, but “disorders” of the mind are mistakenly named. “Disorder” here refers to a medically diagnosable state that can be addressed by a medical professional like a psychiatrist....
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The Life and Contributions of Carl Jung
On July 26, 1875, a man who would forever change the world of psychology was born - his name was Carl Jung. Born in Switzerland, Jung was the fourth and only surviving child of parents Paul and Emilie. His mother had depression and was never seen while his father was never there either. This made Carl very introverted and...
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The Importance of Countertransference Between Client and Counselor
Countertransference refers to the counselor’s unconscious feelings that emerge as a result of working with the client (Corey et al., 2015). Despite its negative implications, countertransference itself is not a bad thing. Rather, it’s the ignoring of countertransference that gets counselors into trouble. Countertransference...
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