In Freud’s essay, he glorifies the subject of the uncanny by examining and elaborating on the feelings evoked by anxiety and why they are crucial in the minds of individuals. Freud combines the stance of a literary critic and a psychoanalyst to achieve his goal in describing the intricacies of the uncanny and what it entails, both as a feeling and as a term. He aims to psychoanalytically demonstrate why it is the case that the uncanny exemplifies all that is of frightening things that leads us back to what is known and familiar. Due to individuals’ varying sensitivity, the uncanny is a subjective feeling, one that is not molded in a single shape or form. Freud’s psychoanalytical background branches into the studies of the subconscious, creating a history for each individual’s interpretation of the uncanny.
INTRODUCTION Freud said that we are only conscious of a small amount of our mind’s events and that most of it rests hidden from us in our unconscious. (boundless) Erik Erikson discussed psychosocial stages. His ideas were greatly influenced by Freud, going along with Freud’s theory regarding the structure and topography of personality. (McLeod, 2008) Freud’s psychosexual theory of development: According to Freud, life was built on both tension and pleasure. Tension was because of the accumulation of libido or sexual energy and pleasure is from its discharge.
Though there are certain means by which the human mind can be analysed, most of its unconscious domains are impenetrable. Freud developed his Psychoanalysis as a means to understand the relation between the somatic reality of the senses and language. He again postulated that the basic reason for hysteria n individuals is the result of Oedipus complex, an absence of the resolution of childhood sexuality. Freud thus makes his clinical theory a critique of society and culture. Freud’s theory of society and culture are diametrically opposed to Kant’s theory of the progressive rationalization and consequent freedom and maturity of the individual.
Furthermore, Cloninger (2008) also tells that ego is working as the major conscious centre to resolve the issues arise from both the impulsive urge of id and the moral restriction from the superego. In a simple way, ego is the information centre of the mind that carries out duties to maintain a harmonious balance between id and superego: first to receive knowledge from internal and external environments, second is to reserve the information either in consciously or unconsciously way and third is to process the information and carry out the decision making to decide a response or a reaction based on the need of id and superego (Goldwater,
Introduction In this essay, it discusses the comparison and differentiation between Freudians theory on psychosexual and Erikson’s theory on psychosocial crises; although their theories differentiate the main focus is human development and human behaviour. The stages their theories have are categorized by age and expresses when development begins and an in depth on the developmental process. There are factors that influence how people think and behave. Erikson’s theories were based on Frauds stages of development but differ in many ways and what effect development, and what age one stops development. Freud and Erikson’s understanding of development Sigmund Freud was an exceptional man that had knowledgeable ideas and vast knowledge
Erik Erikson’s Psychosocial Developmental Theory Erik Erikson (1950, 1963) proposed a psychoanalytic theory of psychosocial development comprising eight stages from infancy to adulthood. During each stage, the person experiences a psychosocial crisis which could have a positive or negative outcome for personality development. Erikson 's ideas were greatly influenced by Freud, going along with Freud’s (1923) theory regarding the structure and topography of personality. However, whereas Freud was an id psychologist, Erikson was an ego psychologist. He emphasized the role of culture and society and the conflicts that can take place within the ego itself, whereas Freud emphasized the conflict between the id and the superego.
This essay is based on two aspects of personality which are as follows; “psychoanalytic theory of Sigmund Freud” and “neo-analytic theory of Karen Horney”. The first point that this essay focuses on is the definition or the meaning of both theories (psychoanalytic and neo-analytic theory). Secondly, it focuses on the differences between the psychoanalytic theory and neo-analytic theory. As it discusses the difference the following topics are taken into consideration, (a) the basic tenets and assumptions of the both theories, (b) the view of human nature and the self on both theories, (c) how males and females are viewed and explained in each aspects or theories, (d) ways of dealing with anxiety in both theories and (e) the strengths and weaknesses of both theories. The third point this essay focuses on is the theory that is believed to be more applicable in the context of South Africa today.
An Evaluation About Freud, Erikson and Their Comparison Freud Freud first started his career as a neurophysiologist. However, he discovered that some symptoms that the patients were showing could not be explained by neurology and they could be explained psychologically. After that, Freud and Breuer studied a patient, Anna O. who suffered from Hysteria. In this first psychoanalytic study, Freud suggested that the feelings and memories of a person conflicts with that persons usual feelings and ideas. As a result of this situation, those memories and feelings take place in a different area of the mind.
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).
He believed people suffered from hysteria which gave off physical and emotional symptoms and none had a cause. He saw the unconscious mind as a respiratory of feelings and urges. The psychoanalytic theory focuses on a person’s unconsciousness and childhood memories. The cause is different from what behaviorists thinks because the unconscious isn’t what people do but what they think. So it isn’t about behavior but about the mind.