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WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY IN A NUTSHELL?
The investigation of the mind
remained the absolute province of philosophy until
the nineteenth century. In fact, many of modern
psychological issues related to human's behavior can
be traced back to China, India and Ancient Greeks,
when philosophers such as, Plato and Aristotle tried
to explain how people feel, behave and acquire
Psychology was declared, for the first
time, as an independent field only in 1879, with
Wundtís experimental laboratory
Psychological Schools Include: Psychoanalysis,
Behaviorism, Cognitivist, and Humanism.
Psychoanalysis refers to
the theory and application of mind investigation.
The theory was conceptualized by the Austrian
Freud (1856 - 1939) in the 1890s
(photo #2). Freudís main premise was that adultís
personality is shaped, and to a large extent,
determined by childhood memories and experiences.
contended that emotional sickening symptoms, such as
are rooted in troubling memories-- buried in the
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THERAPY: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS
Psychoanalysis is usually
long- term treatment that its positive effect may
last years after the completion of therapy. This
type of treatment works best for people who tend to
benefit from insight as a method that facilitates
change and personal development.
In order to provide greater
intensity and continuity of the analytic process,
patients usually attend frequent sessions a week. In
many cases, they use the couch, which enables
further self-reflection in a more privet atmosphere.
The psychoanalyst knows to
detect the multi-level layers of the patientís
psyche. This special analyst/ patient dyad is
designed to Work Through repressed inner conflicts,
so that the patient could begin the healing process.
One fundamental assumption of psychoanalysis is the
process of: Repetition Compulsion. That is, the ways
the patient conducts herself in the world, would
surface up and be repeated in therapy.
interpretation and confrontation, repressed
materials are brought up and examined in a conscious
level. This allows the patient greater freedom of
choice, under controlled level.
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