Freuds Psychodynamic Theory

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Freud’s Psychodynamic Theory explained the regions of the mind, known as the conscious, preconscious, and unconscious. Freud believed that within these three areas of consciousness, was an internal conflict. However, Abraham Maslow argued differently, and developed the Humanistic Theory as a response to Freud’s Psychodynamic Theory and other behavioral theories. Whereas Freud’s theory argued that mental processes controlees our lives, Maslow argued that we are free beings that control our consciousness and can realize your potential through self-actualization. There is a few types of differences in the Psychodynamic Theory and the Humanistic Theories, The. Psychodynamic Theory is revolved around dreams, colors, and our sexual behavior pattern. According to Freud he believed that our behavior was determined by control or forces within the human mind such as our behavioral patterns or how no one knows what is going on in the human mind. He also believes that the self-conceptualization is just an illusion and cannot be controlled by any psychological factors. The Humanistic theory is just the opposite theory in other words we have control and self disciple. To further look over both theories, we must complete a thorough comparative and contrasting analysis, by dissecting the fundamentals of each theory. Freud Psychodynamic Theory is that our personality is made up of the ids, the ego, and the super ego theories. The id is a having all or everything that you may desire. The super ego is a moral factor that tells you when things go wrong or could mean standing out charismatically. The ego is self consciousness or thinking only of yourself. Both the id and the super ego are always the battling forces. The ids are the pleasure concepts, which is a demand for pleasure or excitement without regards to any type of consequences or justifications. The super ego meanwhile, is the opposite of the ids or vice versa. The ego uses identification as a measuring point while the...
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