Psychoanalysis: An Overview of a Revolution
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This paper gives an overview of psychoanalysis: its history, pioneers, theories, contributions, methods, and limitations. The paper maintains that the discoveries made by Freud and his contemporaries (particularly Carl Jung) were findings of monumental importance that gave modernity one of its major themes and altered the way in which people think of the unconscious and the human mind.
From the Paper:"The sayings, "that was a Freudian slip, or "he has an Oedipus Complex" are as common as they are shopworn. However, the common use of those expressions serves as a convenient introduction to this paper, as it pays homage to the monumental Austrian thinker and the science he pioneered: psychoanalysis. Today, the importance of this science is rarely dismissed, but this hardly implies that a great many misconceptions and inaccurate cliches still mar popular discussions of its findings and repercussions. It is the purpose of this essay, then, to provide an overview of the science's history and its general components."
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