Moore 1. Kristen Moore. Mrs. Kristy French. English Iii

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Moore 1 Kristen Moore Mrs. Kristy French English III Honors 7 May 2017 Analysis of the Relevancy of Freudian Psychology When one unintentionally says something that reveals their thoughts, this is known as a Freudian Slip. When one is being uptight and hostile, they are said to be acting “anal.” If one witnesses something embarrassing, they claim they hope to repress the memory. If one is a moody, maladaptive worrywart, they are said to be neurotic. All of these common colloquial terms go back to a 19th-20th century psychologist named Sigmund Freud. Freud published a myriad of theories regarding the human mind and its inner workings, which have since fallen from practice. A great majority of his theories have been disproven and rendered…show more content…
Within this work, Freud had written the beginnings of his extensive theories on the human psyche and what goes on in the subconscious mind (McLeod, Saul, "Sigmund Freud 's Theories”). Freud’s most credible work is that of the unconscious mind. He proposed that there are three levels of the mind’s consciousness: the Conscious, Preconscious/Subconscious, and the Unconscious (McLeod, Saul, "Sigmund Freud 's Theories”). The Conscious is the waking mind in which real-time thought processes that one is aware of are occurring (McLeod, Saul, "Sigmund Freud 's Theories”). The Preconscious or Subconscious is the waking mind from which memories can be called; it functions as storage and one is not necessarily aware of its processes (McLeod, Saul, "Sigmund Freud 's Theories”). The Unconscious is the deepest level of the mind that one is unaware of; it supposedly harbors strong desires and suppressed experiences that unknowingly influence the waking mind (McLeod, Saul, "Sigmund Freud 's Theories”). All three of these come together to form the person to which they belong, and both influence and are influenced by the Ego, Superego, and ID (McLeod, Saul, "Sigmund Freud 's Theories”). The Ego, Superego, and ID are three pieces of the mind that determine one’s moral capacity, thoughts, and actions (McLeod, Saul, "Sigmund Freud 's Theories”).

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