Psychoanalytic Theorist Essay

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Psychoanalytic Theorists
Sigmund Freud was born in 1956 in the Czech Republic. He was Jewish and living in a very anti-sematic area of the world. His childhood dreams of being in government he felt could not be reached so he instead entered the medical field, he worked in neurology where he studied the difference in fetal and adult brains (Cervone & Pervin, 2010). His work in Neurology led him into the training and debate of mechanism and Vitalism. Mechanism being the theory that humans are biological, chemical and physical creatures that are evolved from themselves, and Vitalism being the theory that there is a spiritual life-force, namely God, responsible for life (Cervone & Pervin, 2010). Freud was forced to go into medical
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Adler believed that people compensated for inferiorities that they were dealt by life and that all motives were not sexually driven. Carl Jung studied closely with Freud and became like a son to him, Freud was certain that Jung would carry his work on after he was gone (Cervone & Pervin, 2010). Carl Jung, however, had different ideas. He begin to reject as the others did the thoughts that sexuality was the whole of a person. Jung believed that the Libido was not only sexual but also was fueled by pleasure and creativity. Jung also believed as Freud that we hold a vast storehouse of memories of past experiences in our sub-conscience memory, but Jung believed that humans also held the past experiences of the generations before them in their sub-conscience as well (Falzeder, 2012).
Although views vary by different theories and changes in the same original theories of Freud, there are still a great deal of things that join psychoanalytic theorists. They all actually begin as a base in Freud’s theories. All are joined in the desire to explore the human mind and personality and to discover what drives it and makes each human become who they are.
Psychoanalytic concepts that are relevant today are unconscious perception, transference, attachment theory, and object relations. Unconscious perception deals with things that people know without knowing that they really know them. They are unaware of the knowledge in

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