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Theories Of Personality And Psychology

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NORTHCENTRAL UNIVERSITY
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Student: Nisaa Kirtman

PSY8100 CLIFFORD

THEORIES OF PERSONALITY 3 (DEBATE EXISTENCE OF THE UNCONSCIOUS)

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Debate on Psychoanalysis vs. Behaviorism: Freud and Skinner

Moderator: Good evening, and welcome to the Northcentral University?s debate on psychanalysis versus behaviorism. My name is Nisaa Kirtman and I am from the Department of Psychology. It?s an honor to be the moderator of tonight?s debate. The topic for tonight?s debate are the contrasts between the foundations of psychoanalytic theory, developed by Sigmund Freud, and behavioristic theory, developed by B.F. Skinner.
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This is a wrong approach. We must recognize that through therapy, we must bring the unconscious into the conscious mind. Treatment includes talking about our childhood, talking about our urges, and relive these feelings and emotions related to repressed experiences.

Moderator: Dr. Skinner, same question.

Skinner: My position is that the treatment of addiction begins with the theory of reinforcement. Addicts must understand the importance of our environment, and that what we do has consequences from our previous actions (Skinner, 1945). If an individual experiences a negative consequence, there is a high chance that he or she will not repeat that behavior. If the consequences are positive, there is a high chance that the behavior will be repeated (James and Tunney, 2017). An addict must be conditioned, and he or she must re-learn behaviors.

Moderator: Please give us a real-life example of happens with addicts psychologically and environmentally, and use your position to support this example.

Freud: The personality consists of the id, the ego, and the super-ego. The id represents our impulses, and this is the unconscious part of our psyche. On the other hand, the ego is not as chaotic. The ego is more reality-driven, and may take into account etiquette and norms (Sletvold, 2013). Lastly, the super-ego?s aim is to help control and modify the impulses of the id, and
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