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Freud: The Idea of “Repression” In the “Second Lecture” of Sigmund Freud he uses the concept of “repression” and he gives the explanation of it as the origin of a lot of mental illness such as hysteria. Freud associates the symptom to a will conflict. He defines it as a perversion of the will because involuntarily an inhibited intention emerges. It is the premise of the dissociation. Freud explains the hysteria through the repression mechanism with a comparative study. First the subject is susceptible to pretend to elude the fulfillment of an unpleasant obligation. The second, is referred a conception of the human being like whom cannot dominate everything by himself; the subject’s ethical and other standards were the…show more content…
Secondly, I believe The theory of unconsciously repressing the memory of traumatic experiences is controversial. There is little scientific evidence to support either the notion that traumatic experiences are typically unconsciously repressed or that unconscious memories of traumatic events are significant causal factors in physical or mental illness. Most people do not forget traumatic experiences unless they are rendered unconscious at the time of the experience. Freud says “ in the form of resistance, were now offering opposition to the forgotten material’s being made conscious” also says ”about the forgetting and must have pushed the pathogenic experiences in question out of consciousness. I gave the name ‘repression’ … and I considered that it was proved by the undeniable existence of resistance”. I think this is controversial because as I before say When repression is defined narrowly as intentional suppression of an experience, there is little reason to doubt that it exists. But when we talk about a repression mechanism that operates unconsciously and defensively to block out traumatic experiences, the picture becomes considerably obscure. The unconscious or subconscious mind, according to Freud psychoanalysis, is a "part" of the mind which stores repressed memories. The theory of repression maintains that some experiences are too painful to be

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