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When Did Freud Fall Out Of Favor
Not really out: Once, the only psychological treatment was psychoanalysis. Many of freud's students then formed their own approaches, some prominent today (jung) others long gone (rank). But out of the original psychoanalytic movement emerged most of the psychological therapies we know today, in addition to psychoanalysis proper. So classical freudian treatment slowly became a minority approach. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Non-sequitur: "identity crisis" didn't exist as a concept in freud's time, so he had nothing to say on this topic. Freud believed that many emotional problems are due to unconscious conflicts between one's impulses and defenses. Later theorists emphasized the nature of childhood relationships in shaping self-esteem and one's view of self and others. "identity crisis" arose as part of these later theories. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Freud: Freud was an MD, and started his career as a neurologist, before developing his seminal theories of psychoanalysis. I would say nor only some of Freud's theories, but the psychoanalytic theories that have developed since then to the present time have importance to the medical community, most notable in psychiatry and psychology. ...Read more
Errors of speech: Freud noted that sometimes people say things "accidentally" that really have relevance and meaning to a situation, revealing what a person is thinking without intending to do so. For example, imagine you see some with a *huge* nose who is wearing a rose. You mean to ignore the one and complement the other but instead say, "what a gorgeous nose." the unconscious is sneaking through. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Collective uncn's: While both analyze patients' unconscious thoughts, feelings, and fantasies, freudians see symbolic meaning as idiosyncratic to the individual, while jungians believe some symbolisms are "collective" or shared within and across cultures via mythology etc. Dream symbolism is a particular focus of jungian analysis. There are many theoretical differences. And jungians often use chairs, not a couch. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Buried vs. Cache: The unconscious in freudian psychology refers to repressed mental information that is not easily brought to the conscious mind, if at all. It is stored away far below the surface. The unconscious protects us from memories that are too overwhelming to us, whether this is reasonable or not. The subconscious is like cache in a computer--it's readily accessible if we want to get to it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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