Topic: Man’s Search for Meaning
Viktor Frankl a famous neurologist and psychiatrist wrote a book named “ Man’s search for meaning” in 1946 which was based upon his own believe and school of thought famously introduced by him in the world of Psychology as “Logo Therapy”. The school of thought he believed is considered as the third school after Freud’s psychoanalysis and Adler’s thought of individual psychology. Frankl in his book wrote his Holocaust experience in concentration camp with inmates and explained his findings and reason he found out to live. Frankl found out the nature and effects of concentration camp on prisoners and introduced his believe of ‘will of meaning’ through his school of thought logo therapy for them. He pointed out few aspects of these inmates from camp on which he started to think about what he believe and experience while being in between them. He experienced three types of emotional expressions in a row, once he felt the sudden shock when he enters to the camp, then he experienced apathy from inmates because they only value their friends and family who can help them in any way, last but not least he experienced bitterness and distorted morals if he will be survived after the prison. In all his three emotional conditions the basic common entity was his ‘self’, and that is what logo therapy is all about. (Frankl, Viktor. 1959)
If one will analyze his theory in the psychological perspective, then it will not be difficult to understand that Frankl explained the wholesome approach to see ones life, in past all psychologists and researchers struggled to find the cause and effects out of the human life, while human behavior causes and effects are always meant for something. For instance, Freud’s psychoanalytical approach will be compared to logo therapy then clearly the... [continues]
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