The case, which we will be analyzing through 2 theories of development, is the case of a girl named Ashlee Martinson. She was teenage girl who used to writing blogs and poems related to torturing and killing people. On March 7, 2015 Ashlee Martinson’s parents were found dead at their home. On March 7, 2015 itself, Martinson had a fight with her parents because of which she left the home but was brought back by her father.
Introduction Sigmund Freud -Psychology 's most famous figure is also one of the most influential and controversial thinkers of the twentieth century. Sigmund Freud 's work and theories helped shape our views of childhood, personality, memory, sexuality and therapy. Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist who is perhaps most known as the founder of psychoanalysis. Freud 's developed a set of therapeutic techniques centered on HYPERLINK "https://www.verywellmind.com/talk-therapy-2671994" talk therapy that involved the use of strategies such as transference, free association, and dream interpretation. (verywellmind-2018)
Before diving into a psychological analysis, Freudian methods must be explained. Freudian Psychology is defined as “Psychology relating to or influenced by Sigmund Freud and his methods of psychoanalysis, especially with reference to the importance of sexuality in human behavior” (PsychologyToday.com). This definition, in simpler terms, means that it is the study of the sexual motives behind a person’s actions. Abigail Williams is
John may unconsciously want his mother to be loved and treated better rather than being used as a sexual tool by men (Huxley, 86). However, back then, he has no power or control over the treatment of his mother. Therefore, subconsciously, John would want to make up to his mother by loving Lenina and slowly developing his love for her. While the earlier interpretations through the psychoanalysis lens sound more convincing, this interpretation of Oedipus complex and transference is difficult to back up. It is little wonder why many still consider psychoanalysis as a pseudoscience.
Oedipus, the main character of the play, is a king with ideal tragic hero traits in his personality, but his downfall is due to flaws in his moral decisions. That makes the reader have the tragic hero feeling at the end of the play when all the good of Oedipus is muddled in his fight against his evilness. Oedipus’ parents had to throw him away the day he was born, because it was foretold that he would kill his father and marry his mother. He was pitied by the shepherd who was supposed to leave him in the mountains of Cithaeron. Instead of dying, and “out of pity for the baby” the shepherd gave him to the shepherd of King Polybus (Sophocles).
Sigmund Freud- Psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud was in the center of the debate he was getting more knowledge about nurture but he was also giving some credibility to nature. Although Freud was at the center of the debate through nurturing he showed us how this theory truly does work with a person and how it makes us who we are. This was after years of research and study in psychoanalysis.
Freud was obsessed with the fact that we all have the dynamic unconscious controlling us and he came up with this theory called psychoanalysis in which he said that the dynamic unconscious tries to control our conscious and theory. Freud tried to get people to talk about mind, things like dream to bring out the unconscious, which is contained to I’d, ego, and superego; I’d is a basic need, ego is other needs and superego is the way to act. Freud a is psychological theory lead the study of mind and he developed the talking cure to help mentally people recover and to him, our minds are in the unconscious, which means we not aware of everything at all, but preconscious which means that it is what we aware
RUNNING HEAD: SIGMUND FREUD 2 Sigmund Freud, Father of Psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud was born May of 1856 and died September 1939.Freud was an Austrian neurologist, and may justly be called the most influential intellectual legislator of his age. (Britannica 2017) He believed that when we explain our behavior we do not give a true account and we are not honest about our motives. He did not believe that we deliberately lie but rather we deceive ourselves in order to rationalize our conduct.
When Spinoza talks of desire in Ethics, he talks of it in terms of ‘affects’, which is his attempt to subsume human passion into the realm of that which is ‘natural’. Desire is, therefore, for Spinoza is more than appetite insofar as it is the recognition and consciousness of one’s appetite. Thus, Spinoza’s conception of desire is one that is the ‘human essence’ insofar as it presupposes a human consciousness (as human consciousness is, after all, the ‘essence’ of being human) to make it felt. Hence, Spinoza’s formulation of desire rests on the assumption that the human consciousness is extricable from, and indeed exists before, desire or else desire cannot be realized, always being ‘appetite’ without human consciousness.
Brilliantly conceived and written, Oedipus Rex is a drama of self-discovery. Achieved by amazing compression and force by limiting the dramatic action to the day on which Oedipus learns the truth of his birth and his destiny is quite the thriller. The fact that the audience knows the dark secret that Oedipus unwittingly slew his true father and married his mother does nothing to destroy the suspense. Oedipus’s search for the truth has all the tautness of a detective tale, and yet because audiences already know the truth they are aware of all the ironies in which Oedipus is enmeshed. That knowledge enables them to fear the final revelation at the same time that they pity the man whose past is gradually and relentlessly uncovered to him.
Freud also drove a strong movement that sex drive is the most important motivating force. “He went on to identify that at times in our lives we find different areas on our bodies pleasurable and today these are known as erogenous zones. These ideas mixed together to form Freud’s Psychosexual Stage Theory which is still taught in textbooks today”. This theory consisted of five different stages. The first is the oral stage, in it a newborns to eighteen month old infants find pleasure from the mouth, specifically, sucking.
Introduction Sigmund Freud is the great theorist of the mysteries of the human mind and a founder of the psychoanalysis theory which was formed in the 1800s, the theory is well known for accessing self-identity and the self in different ways in order to discover their different meaning, (Elliott, 2015). Buss (2008) states that Sigmund’s theory of Psychoanalysis offers a unique controversial insight into how the human mind works in a way that, this theory provided a new approach to psychotherapy, thus it means that it provided a new treatment for psychological problems that even highly qualified doctors couldn’t even cure. (Buss, 2008) According to Cloninger (2013), Erik Erikson on the other hand is the founder of the psychoanalytic-social Perspective which is mostly referred to as psychosocial development theory, Erikson became interested in child development when he met Anna Freud and he trained in psychoanalysis and with his Montessori diploma, he become one of the most influential psychologist of the 20th century.
Psychoanalysis Psychoanalysis was found by Sigmund Freud (1856-1939). Freud believed that people could be cured by making conscious their unconscious thoughts and motivations, thus gaining insight. The aim of psychoanalysis therapy is to release repressed emotions and experiences, i.e. make unconscious conscious. What is Psychoanalytic Therapy?
So, this case indicates that Oedipus complex theory isn’t actually based on the sexual desire as in Oedipus Rex, but the unconscious mind of children, as Jacques Lacan stated, “There is Oedipal Desire in Hamlet and boys, although it’s absolutely unconscious.” (Desmet,1999, p.61) However, Freud’s Oedipus complex theory generally needs to be discussed more as if it’s either an actual theory or just a
(Freud, 1949) Help is provided to the clients to enable them strengthen their EGO and protect it from being in any conflict between their ID and SUPEREGO. This theory is used to rectify the client’s character and their system of personality if found to have issues. The theory aims at making the unconscious, conscious by releasing the repressed emotions and experiences. Psychoanalytic theory also aims at helping clients work through their developmental stages not previously resolved well to solve the problem of fixation.