Sigmund Freud's Contribution To Psychoanalysis

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Psychoanalysis is a set of techniques and theories that are connected to the study of the unconscious mind. The concept of psychoanalysis was thought of by Sigmund Freud. Sigmund Freud is the founder of a fundamental technique in psychotherapy, which is that talking about one’s feelings helps one’s mood. Freud stumbled upon this theory when he was a medical doctor in Vienna, Austria. He found that many of his patients felt better after they were able to express whatever came to their minds. One of his patients even called it the “talking cure.” The “talking cure” is Sigmund Freud’s greatest contribution to psychotherapy. Freud believed that when people said their thoughts and feelings out loud they were bringing them into consciousness,…show more content…
Freud used the principle of psychic determinism to claim that everything that a person thinks and does has a specific cause. He stated that everything that goes on in the mind originates from something, which leaves no room for random accidents or for free will. The faith that a psychoanalyst has is that psychology can explain why people do or say things. Regardless if it’s nearly impossible to figure out why someone did a certain act, psychoanalysts believe psychology has an answer and all that is needed is diligence, a lot insight, and a proper psychoanalytic framework. Psychoanalysts state that the explanation for thoughts and feelings lie somewhere in the structure and dynamic of personality. Freud’s main point is that psychic determinism leads directly to the conclusion that many important mental processes are…show more content…
Sigmund Freud knew that with his new theory many people would criticism him and refuse to believe his assumptions. It appears that it wasn’t just those during Freud’s era that were in disagreement with him, the Victorian and the 21st century can’t seem to agree with all of Freud’s teachings either. The Victorian’s didn’t like Freud and believed that his theory was “dirty”. Those in the 21st century see Freud’s findings as unscientific, therefore making it very difficult to be credible. Along with the dislike for Sigmund Freud’s theories many people didn’t like him as in individual either and unfortunately the dislike for psychoanalysis and the dislike for Freud were intertwined. Many people had issues with his ethics, manners, and his personal life. Another criticism of psychoanalysis is that many people do not like to be analyzed. Several individuals do not want to know nor hear why they really did something or why they really acted a certain way, therefore psychoanalysis puts a bad taste in people’s mouth when they are analyzed without wanting to
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