Freud 's Theory Of Psychology Essay

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Freud, perhaps made the greatest contribution to Psychotherapy and as part of that contribution, most of the current theories of Psychology are developed based on or in part of Freud’s views on development and personality (Sharf, 2012, p. 28). As part of Freud’s Psychoanalysis, he developed the drive theory of personality, Ego Psychology, Object Relations Psychology, Self Psychology, and Relational Psychoanalysis. Freud’s Drive Theory is one of the most controversial therapeutic views, which contains the theories of innate drives that differ from the self-preservation drive, and the species-preservation drives (2012, p.32). The concepts of the drive theory include drive, instinct, libido, eros, and thanatos. He also developed concepts related to the unconscious as well that included conscious or consciousness, preconscious, and unconscious. His theory included structures of personality, which are the id, ego, and superego. Another part of his theory is the defense mechanisms that cope with anxiety in which the ego will deny or distort reality (2012, p. 34). The defense mechanisms include repression, denial, reaction formation, projection, displacement, sublimation, rationalization, regression, identification, and intellectualization. The drive theory also includes the Psychosexual stages of development, the oral, anal, phallic, latency and genital stages. Other contributors to the drive theory are Anna Freud and Erik Erikson.
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