Analysis Of Psychoanalytic Theory By Sigmund Freud

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Introduction In this assignment we will be looking at two theories of psychology which is Psychoanalytic theory by Sigmund Freud which looked at the basic approach to understanding personality, as stated by Friedman & Schustack (2014). And as well as the Neo-analytic theory of personality psychology which is is concerned with the individuals sense of self (ego) as the core of personality as stated by Friedman & Schustack (2014). The assignment will be focusing on Karen Horney neo-analytic theory. The assignment will essentially be comparing the two theories (Sigmund Freud and Karen Horney theories) and look at the difference and some of the views that the theories cover in terms of the mind and understanding people personalities. Basic tenets and assumptions of Psychoanalytic theory Sigmund Freud explored the human mind more thoroughly than any other who became before him, Freud’s lexicon has become embedded within the vocabulary of western society words he introduced through his theories are now used by everyday people, such as anal (personality), libido, denial, repression, cathartic, Freudian slip, and neurotic (McLeod, 2007). McLeod, 2007 stated that Freud believed that when we explain our own behavior to ourselves or others (conscious mental activity) we rarely give a true account of our motivation. McLeod, 2007 continued stated that Freud was the founding father of psychoanalysis, a method for treating mental illness and also a theory which explains human behavior,
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