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19368. Sigmund Freud: Controversies and Enduring Legacy.

This paper provides an overview and analysis of the life and work of Sigmund Freud, considering his early life and influences, his development of psychoanalysis, his major theories, and his personal life and death. It is argued that Freudís unsubstantiated and widely discredited theory on the primacy of sexual motivations, as well as his views on women and his sense of self-importance made him a polarizing and controversial figure in modern psychology. Despite the fact that much of Freudís work was discredited and dismissed by the mid-20th century, his ideas on the unconscious, transference, and dream interpretation had a continuing influence. Moreover, in recent years, research and scholarly reflection have provided at least partial support for Freudís theories on memory, dreams, and the unconscious, thus securing his legacy as a pivotal psychological theorist. APA Style. 11 pages, 42 footnotes, 18 bibliographic sources, 2,890 words.
TAGS: Freud, controversy, Freudian theory, sexuality, sexual motivations, dream interpretation, transference, unconscious, views on women, psychological theory.

18976. Overview of Abnormal Psychology: Abnormal Behavior & Psychopathology.

This paper analyzes the historical and contemporary views of abnormal behavior and psychopathology and describes how abnormal psychology has evolved into a scientific discipline. The paper also assesses the views and interpretations of the three major models (biological, sociocultural, psychosocial) of abnormal psychology. Explains how the discipline of abnormal psychology has become increasingly scientific in its approaches and methodologies over time. TAGS: psychopathology, abnormal psychology, Freud, Rush, biological model, sociocultural model, psychosocial. APA Style. 7 pages, 14 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources. 1,706 words.

18689. A Comparison of Four Psychological Theories.

This paper compares the theories of Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Alfred Adler and William James, with an emphasis on what each theorist says about the psychological functions and the causes of those functions. It is argued that, in different ways, each theorist made important contributions to the overall understanding of psychology. KEYWORDS: psychology theory psychological functions libido repression dreams individual psychology stream of consciousness ego id Freud Jung Adler James. APA Style. 8 pages, 22 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources. 1,981 words.

18653. JungíS Model of the Psyche.

This paper notes that the psychological theorist Carl Jung was influenced by Sigmund Freud, but developed a model of the psyche that was somewhat different from Freudís. According to Jung, the psyche includes such components as ego, self, persona, anima/animus, and the shadow. A major goal of Jungian therapy is to attain wholeness of self (or ďintegrationĒ) by accessing the unconscious mind and interpreting its messages. The methods recommended by Jung include dream work, analysis of symbols, art therapy and movement therapy. KEYWORDS: psychology Jung Freud. Psychotherapy psychoanalysis Jungian. APA Style. 12 pages, 33 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources. 2,914 words.

18128. Freudianism Versus Behaviorism.

This paper compares the psychological worldviews of Freudianism and Behaviorism. Both worldviews are based on scientific assumptions and both acknowledge the existence of determinism (i.e., there are forces that influence human lives). However, Freudianism emphasizes the influence of the unconscious mind (which can't be directly observed but can be accessed through dream interpretation and other techniques) and Behaviorism emphasizes the influence of environmental reinforcements (which have an observable impact on behavior). KEYWORDS: psychology worldviews determinism Freudianism Behaviorism. MLA Style. 5 pages, 13 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources. 1,342 words.

17616. Gender Development.

This paper provides an overview and analysis of gender development in childhood. The paper discusses the biological influences on gender development and compares the major social and cognitive theories on gender development. Theories considered included the psychoanalytic perspective, social role theory, cognitive development theory, gender schema theory, and the social cognitive theory. Concludes that the social cognitive theory provides the best and the most thorough explanation of how gender role and identity arise in childhood. KEYWORDS: gender development gender identity gender role child development. MLA Style. 10 pages, 15 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources. 2,374 words.

17181. Existential Versus Freudian View of Human Nature.

This paper provides a contrast and comparison of the existential and Freudian view of human nature. Specifically, the essay explores similarities and differences in the existential and Freudian perspectives on freedom and determinism, the basis of anxiety, and the nature of human conflict. A concluding section considers which outlook is more comfortable and examines the implications of the existential viewpoint for the quality of the therapistís engagement. Keywords: existentialism Freud human society psychology. 12 pages; 32 footnotes; 9 bibliographic sources. 3,380 words.

17170. Psychodynamic Approaches to Dream Interpretation: Freud and Beyond.

Using Freudís approach as a starting point, this paper provides an overview and analysis of dream interpretation. The basic principles of Freudís approach are discussed and explained. The analysis provides an outline of other major psychoanalytic approaches (e.g., Jung, Boss, Perls) to dream interpretation and a discussion of some more recent psychodynamic approaches (e.g., Kramer, Greenberg & Pearlman, Hobson, Hartmann). The concluding section considers the advantages and disadvantages of using dream interpretation in individual psychotherapy. Keywords: dreams Freud psychotherapy . 12 pages; 31 footnotes; 13 bibliographic sources. 3,760 words.

15841. "Sigmund Freud's Christian Unconscious" by Paul C. Vitz.

This paper provides a review and analysis of this book in which Vitz argues that despite Freud's claims of atheism, he was in fact strongly influenced by Christian ideas. The paper includes a discussion of how the views in Vitz's book relate to the views expressed in other words, as well as how they relate to the practice of counseling in Christian ministry. 14 pages; 17 footnotes; 5 bibliographic sources. 3,135 words.

15548. Freud's Theory of the Unconscious.

Freud argued that there is a large part of the mind that cannot be consciously known; yet this unconscious part of the mind has an impact on human behavior. Although the unconscious is beyond the rational mind, Freud argued that psychoanalytic techniques can be used to bring repressed memories to consciousness, so they can be worked on and "healed." 6 pages, 18 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.

15540. Civilization and Its Discontents (Sigmund Freud).

Critical review of book finds that Freud raises some issues worthy of further debate; however, his viewpoint is overly pessimistic. He fails to reach conclusions on the issues he raises, and some of his arguments are speculative and vague. 6 pages, 11 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.

15152. Marx, Freud and Memmi on Alienation.

Discusses the views of these three men on the causes of alienation and its resolution. Marx and Freud had contrasting views on the matter; Memmi more or less merges their views by claiming that alienation is caused by colonial exploitation, but also has an internal (psychological) aspect. 8 pages, 17 footnotes, 3 bibliographic references.

13726. Freud and Adler: The Psychoanalysts and Their Theories.

Compares Freud and Adler (with brief reference to Jung) in terms of their views on human nature (Freud the pessimist versus Adler the realist), the role of the counselor and therapist, their views of childhood and sexuality, and their view of well-adjusted individuals. Examines the classic "Clare's case" from the perspective of Freudian psychoanalytic theory and then looks at the same case from an Adlerian perspective. 12 pages, 5 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.

13507. The Nurse Practitioner.

Examines the role of the nurse practitioner in the contemporary health care setting, considering how the development of the NP role has affected the nursing profession overall and how nurse practitioners serve the social and medical needs of their communities. Traces the history of NP development and discusses opposition from Medical Doctors (MD). 7 pages, 20 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.

13232. The Relationship Between Freud and Nietzsche.

Discusses Freud's theories on dreams, instincts and sublimation, and compares them with similar ideas that were expressed earlier by Nietzsche. On this basis, concludes that Nietzsche's contribution to modern thought is as important as Freud's. 6 pages, 21 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.

13066. Nietzsche and Freud on Human Nature, Free Will and Women.

Compares Nietzsche and Freud in terms of their philosophical and ethical systems, looking at their general view of human nature, their theories on freedom of the will, and their attitudes toward women. 11 pages, 12 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.

13063. Freud and the Case of "Dora."

Argues that Freud, not Dora, is the protagonist in his "Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria." Freud's point of view is always central in this text, in which he plays the role of a "detective" investigating the causes of Dora's neurosis. Overall, the text is not meant to simply tell Dora's story, but rather to illustrate the value of Freud's recently-developed dream interpretation techniques. 9 pages, 26 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.

12564. Moses and Monotheism (Freud).

Discusses Freud's argument that the roots of Judeo-Christian monotheism are to be found in ancient Egypt. Also discusses how Freud compared the history religion to the development of neurosis in the individual. Further notes that Freud's inclusion of two prefaces of his Autobiographical Study was meant to show how the events of his own life were influential in the development of his theoretical viewpoints. 8 pages, 17 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.

12531. Freud and Foucault on Sex and Love.

Discussion of how these thinkers viewed the repression of sexuality in modern times. Both agreed that repression gives rise to "perversions," even though a multiplicity of sexual orientations is actually normal. 6 pages, 25 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.

12530. Man's Natural State in Rousseau and Freud.

Summary of how two quite different thinkers considered the hypothetical "state of nature." Rousseau the philosopher postulated an individual without family, language or rational thought, which he used to argue that only civilization brought aggression and conflict. Freud the scientist described a world of unhappiness, ruled by the two basic emotions of love and aggression, whose interactions produce increasing civilization and increasing guilt. Conclusion gives points to both. 12p., 33 notes in text, 5b.

11616. Sigmund Freud's Theory of the Origins of Sacrifice.

Knowledgeable discussion of Freud's theories of the ideal origins of sacrifice as a central rite in religion, based on Freud's reliance on anthropologist Robertson-Smith, and later writers Henninger, Hubert & Mauss, and Maccoby. 16 pages, 31 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.

11310. Traditional Models of Psychosexual Development.

Analysis of traditional psychological models of sexual development. Thorough discussion of Freud's theories on the subject, including the seduction hypothesis, Oedipus/Electra Complex, and stages of sexual development. Presents contrasting views of Jung and Adler and briefly discusses a more contemporary model as developed by Piaget. 14 pages, 29 footnotes, 14 bibliographic sources.

11103. Freud and Skinner.

The Viennese father of psychoanalysis is compared to the American behavioral psychologist. Freud's emphasis on interior, subjective experience is contrasted with Skinner's demand for external, observable empirical data as the only means of defining the human psyche and its modification. 5 pages, 9 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.

11100. Wish Fulfillment in Fairy Tales.

Compares ideas from Freud's theory of wish fulfillment in two classic fairy tales; sexual symbolism, fantasy and repression are analyzed. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.

11070. Freudian Themes in Shakespeare's "As You Like It" and "The Merchant of Venice".

A look at the theme of sibling rivalry and sexual substitution in William Shakespeare's "As You Like It," and the theme of Oedipal fixation and incest in "The Merchant of Venice." Underlying themes are compared with the overt sexual and psychological symbolism in the two works. 11 pages, 14 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.

10465. A Freudian Psychological Analysis of Raskolnikov in Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment.

The paper discusses the consistent appeal of Raskolnikov, and applies Freudian theories which discuss the Oedipus complex; the structure of the personality into ego, superego, and id; schizophrenia; the power of the unconscious; and the nature of guilt. 6 pages, 20 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.

10013. The Case of Dora and Its Psychoanalytic Implications.

A summary and analysis, drawing upon recent literature, of Freud's (1905), "Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria." Summarizes the case, and discusses the issues of transference, counter-transference, sexuality, adolescent development, and therapeutic objectives in the case. 14 pages, 42 footnotes, 15 bibliographic sources.

09578. Freud and Transference.

The Freudian concept of transference between patient and doctor is analyzed; uses of repetition, neurosis and "amnesia" in psychoanalysis are described. 10 pages, 17 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.

09009. Daydreaming.

Explores the phnomenon of daydreaming, including its motivations and manifestations. Agrees with the cognitive-affective model of daydreaming which argues that daydreams are a crucial component of the human information processing system. Considers the benefits and possible negative side effects of daydreaming. 12 pages, 18 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.

08987. Freud's "The Interpretation of Dreams."

A critical analysis of Freud's monumental work. Thorough discussion of his theories of condensation, displacement, distortion, and wish fulfillment in the dream process. Concludes with a personal opinion supporting Freud's theories on the mechanisms of dreams, but refuting his claim that all dreams are wish fulfillments. 11 pages, 15 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.

08975. Freud and Religion.

Freud's views on religion and its influence on the psychological development of the race are examined. Concludes that Freud's antipathy to religion was grounded in his belief that it represented a largely negative and repressive force which had outlived its usefulness. 7 pages, 8 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.

08706. Freud and Tolstoy.

A comparison of the attitudes toward religion in two major intellectual influences, using Freud's "The Future of an Illusion" and Tolstoy's "Death of Ivan Ilych". 7 pages, 9 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.

08697. Dickens, Dostoevsky and Freud.

A comparison of three l9th Century writers with the l8th Century thinkers of the Enlightenment, discussing the conflict between reason and feeling. Specifically examines Dickens' "Hard Times", Dostoevsky's "Notes From the Underground", and Freud's "Civilization and Its Discontents". 8 pages, 9 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.

08596. Building a Theory of Psychology.

An interesting comparison of psychological theorizing to building a house; uses Freud and Jung's structures as examples of structural development. 8 pages, 4 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.

08595. Orality in Freudian Psychoanalysis.

The role of the mouth in infantile sexuality and the later significance of orality in rituals of eating and rites of passage are discussed. Comparisons between the biological and psychological symbolism of the mouth are made. 8 pages, 6 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.

08279. Psychoanalytic Implications in Sherlock Holmes Stories.

Examines the points of resemblance between the psychoanalytic theory of Sigmund Freud and the criminological technique of Sherlock Holmes. The author draws several conclusions about the psychoanalytic meaning of the entire Holmes opus, in terms of both the author's views and of the larger social milieu in which they developed. 19 pages, 16 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.

07743. The Concept of Human Nature in Marx and Freud.

Good basic overview of each thinker's concept of human nature and overall philosophical system. Scientific outlook of both and other background; Marx's ideas on human nature and "economic determinism"; Freud's belief that the conscious and unconscious both determined personality, and conflict between sexuality and reality. Conclusion takes slightly skeptical viewpoint of Moslem student. 5 pages, 12 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.

06742. Sigmund Freud.

Freud's life amd work are reviewed in this study; the dream theory, general theory of psychoanalysis, and influence are all considered in the context of the history of psychology. 10 pages, 9 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.

06534. Sigmund Freud (1856-1939).

A biographical account of the life and work of the famed Viennese father of psychoanalysis; examines his theories and teachings and his influence on modern psychology as a whole. 12 pages, 9 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.

05483. Politics and Psychology.

A critical analysis of the charge that Sigmund Freud ignored politics in his criticque of mass society and Hannah Arendt ignored psychology and the inner life in her criticism of the same phenomenon. 12 pages, 14 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.

05232. Freud and the Soviet Union.

A review of the official Soviet attitudes toward Sigmund Freud and his teachings. Focuses on the contrast between Freudianism and Marxism in terms of the "conservatism", "Pessimism," and "idealism" of the former. 20 pages, 19 footnotes, 17 bibliographic sources.

04601. Freud and His Vienna.

Basically this is a good solid "life and work" of Freud, which uses the Vienna theme as a unifying motif, even though it mentions that Freud himself rejected the idea that the city had any special influence. Well-written. 8 pages, 8 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.

03387. Alexis Tocqueville Versus Sigmund Freud.

In spite of superficially having little in common, this study argues that the French aristocrat and the Viennese psychoanalyst had points of contact in their views of politics. The role of repression in organized social life is taken up. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.

03343. Freedom and Repression in Tocqueville and Freud.

Interesting study of the similarities and differences in the thought of these two men: finds that both were addressing the same problem, that society cannot exist without some repression. 6 pages, 20 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.

03187. Case Study of Charisma: Robert Kennedy.

Interesting study of popular, emotional leadership. Summarizes theory of charismatic leadership found in Max Weber; then applies Weber's points to Robert Kennedy (naturally finding him charismatic). 12 pages, 8 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.

02429. Ego Psychology and Motivation.

Good overview of motivation and basic responses in Freudian thought; begins with Freud's major ideas, includes motivation, ego development, anxiety and defense mechanisms. 10 pages, 9 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.

01982. Anthropology, Psychology and Marijuana Smoking.

Good discussion of how pot subculture would be analyzed by an anthropologist using culture patterns and a psychologist using Freudian analysis. 6p., Of., Ob.

01117. Psycho Analysis and Literary Criticism in Joseph Campbell's Works.

The modern use of psychoanalysis as a tool of literary criticism is examined in light of Campbell's approach to mythology and literature. The functions of myth, ritual and symbol in the author's system are analyzed, and the ideas of Freud and Jung on the subject of literary criticism as mythopoesis compared. 12p. 21f., annotated bibliography of 12 sources.

00122. Sigmund Freud.

The Austrian psychoanalyst's life and writings are surveyed in detail. His education, family life, and career as a doctor before entering psychology are described, and the development of the theories of the neuroses and the instincts is given from the early self-analysis to the psychoanalytic movement that split up and formed the branches of modern psychology. 16 pages, 18 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.

00075. Freud: The Future of an Illusion.

Solid critical analysis of Freud's attempts to prove that religion is necessarily false, pointing out that he did not use any scientific method in this book, and that psychoanalysis itself has never been strictly proven. 6 pages, 3 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.

53907. Freud on Society and Its Institutions.

Freud's conception of the origin and development of social institutions is looked at, based on an individual biological model of the human. The theories of the libido and the primal family are extrapolated to create a model of development for social institutions. 12 pages, 12 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.

53057. Freud's Concept of Man.

A critique of Freud's view of man in Civilization and its Discontents, disagreeing with the premise that eros and violence are the substance of the social contract. 3 pages, 5 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.

52026. Freud's Civilization and Its Discontents.

Basic summary of Freud's discussion of the origins of civilization, and the problems posed by the "repression" requirrd to maintain the rules of social life. 6 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.

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