Psychoanalysis and the Neo-Freudians
Familiarize yourself with Psychoanalysis and the Neo-Freudians with Module 5’s objectives, introduction, video, and articles. Use the articles in Module 5 as your primary reference, then use the St Leo Online Library for peer review sources and to find relevance to this week’s topic.
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- Sigmund Freud’s theory of personality involved three elements: the id, the ego, and the superego. Each element can work together or independently. In your own words, describe each element and how they contribute to one’s personality.
- This week’s text introduced four notable neo-Freudians: Alfred Adler, Erik Erickson, Carl Jung, and Karen Horney. Which theorist focused on social motives for behavior opposed to sexual or aggressive motives like Freud? Which view do you support and why?
Please respond to the discussion. Initial posts are due by Friday at 11:00pm and responses to at least two classmates are due by Sunday at 11:59pm.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me, or populate a question in the ‘FAQ’ thread, or send a question to Dr. Dunn. I will also be asking questions in the thread to help discussions and learning.