Personality Overview Term Paper

Personality Overview
This is a short paper describing theories by Freud and Jung on how personality is formed.
# 129023 | 1,426 words | 2 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Aug 26, 2010 in Psychology (Freud) , Psychology (Jung) , Psychology (Theory)

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This papers describes how personalities form, and explains the theories put forward by Freud and Jung. The paper also explains that although these theories have been partially discredited, both Freud and Jung remain important in modern psychology, particularly in understanding human personality and motivations.

Underlying Assumptions
Analytical Psychology
Determinism versus Free Will
Awareness of Self

From the Paper:

"There are many different theories on the development of human personality, but none of these theories is more well-known than the psychoanalytical theory defined by Sigmund Freud. Though many of the assumptions he defined in his theory have since been discredited, many of Freud's ideas, such as the provinces of the mind and defense mechanisms continue to be a central focus of psychoanalytical therapy (Feist & Feist, 2009).
"Carl Jung, another famous psychodynamic theorist, developed his own theories which branched off from the ideas presented by Freud. Many of his ideas were controversial as well, such as the ideas of the collective unconscious and archetypes, but his ideas of personality dynamics and the types of psychological templates still hold true today (Feist & Feist, 2009).
"The most important aspect of understanding the theories is to understand the basic foundations of each of the theories.
"In the psychoanalytic theory, the first aspect to understand is the levels of mental life. Within these levels are the unconscious, the preconscious, and the conscious."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Feist, G. & Feist, J. (2009). Theories of Personality, (7th ed.). McGraw Hill.
  • Maslow, A. H. (1987). Motivation and Personality (3rd ed.). Harper & Row.

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