The Emergence of Psychoanalysis Comparison Essay by LatinoHeat88

The Emergence of Psychoanalysis
A history and explanation of psychoanalysis.
# 109880 | 2,354 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2008 | CA
Published on Dec 10, 2008 in Psychology (Freud) , Psychology (Jung) , Psychology (Theory) , History (General)

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This paper shows the emergence of psychoanalysis as a major school of thought in psychology. It also outlines the major theorists involved in this process; including but not limited to Sigmund Freud, Alfred Adler, and Carl Jung. A comparison of the three psychoanalyst's theories is also provided, followed by a general conclusion on psychoanalysis as a whole.

From the Paper:

"Psychoanalysis is an approach to the understanding of human behaviour by Freud and other prominent psychologists. It is a method of treating mental and emotional disorders by discussion and analysis of one's thoughts and feelings. It relies on the therapist's ability to make the unconscious conscious and to help guide the patients to resolve their underlying conflicts. It is based on past experiences, but there is limited empirical evidence that supports this theory as it deals with the emotional side of psychology and lacks scientific rigor, partly because there are too many variables involved to enable it to be a controlled study. But that doesn't mean to say that it is not true, it is just extremely difficult to confirm."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bair, Deirdre. Jung: A Biography. Little, Brown and Co, 2003.
  • Bitter, James Robert. Am I An Adlerian? Journal of Individual Psychology Spring 2007, Vol. 63, Issue 1.
  • Cardwell, Mike. Psychology for A Level. Collins Educational, 1996.
  • Ellenberger, H. The Discovery of the Unconscious. New York: Basic Books, 1970.
  • Flanagan, Cara. Lets study guide: A Level Psychology. WM Print Limited, 1997.

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