Essay about Analysis Of David Myer 's Psychology

1684 Words Jun 11th, 2015 7 Pages
Defined by the differences in characteristic patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving, personality is as unique as a fingerprint. It is what differentiates us from other human beings and forms a person as a whole (“Personality”). Chapter 13 of David Myer’s Psychology focuses on personality and discusses its associated theories – the psychodynamic, humanistic, trait, and social-cognitive theories – as well as today’s research on one’s self.
Sigmund Freud, an Austrian doctor of medicine, first touched the subject of psychology when he treated patients with disorders that didn’t have a neurological background. Determined to find the causes of said disorders, Freud set out and laid the foundations for today’s psychology. Born and raised in a Victorian era, he attributed many of his patients’ disorders to sexual repression, and he believed that humans had an unconscious, a hidden storage for feelings, thoughts, or wishes. In order to find the hidden parts of the mind, Freud told his patients to speak whatever came to mind, shame and embarrassment put aside. Based on the patients’ information, Freud would then try to follow the path of thoughts and bring unconscious memories from the past to the surface in a process he called psychoanalysis.
Based on his findings, Freud organized the human mind in a conscious and an unconscious part. According to him, the conscious part was merely the tip of an iceberg, hiding a large unconscious mind under the surface. He introduced three…

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