This is a dissertation chapter on Dream Interpretation:
Dream interpretation is used by many to help better understand the thoughts and feelings of the unconscious as well as the conscious and the aspects of repression. However, it is a field of psychology not highly regarded in western societies as an extremely important aspect of psychoanalysis or the entire field itself. Dream interpretation first entered into psychology with Freud’s masterpiece The Interpretation of Dreams in 1899. The book received prompt, respectful, and widespread attention and signified the immergence of a new aspect of psychology. Another character who contributed enormously to this field was Carl G. Jung, he and Freud are the two who are widely characterized as the major contributors to the study of dreams. Continue reading
This is is a dissertation chapter on Sigmund Freud:
Sigmund Freud is regarded as one of the greatest minds of the 19th and 20th centuries. He revolutionized our ideas on how the human mind works. Freud began the discipline of Psychoanalysis, which is still associated with his name (1). Freud’s influence, although contained during his early years, spread at the start of the 20th century, and most people in western society view human behaviour at least partially in Freudian terms (2). Although some of his ideas were met with abhorrence (3) and disagreement, it is safe to say that Freud is the most important and influential psychiatrist and cultural philosopher (4) of the last 150 years.
Sigmund Freud was born on 6th May 1856, in Freiberg, Moravia, (now Pribor, Czechoslovakia) and died on the 23rd September 1939, in London (5). Continue reading
This is a dissertation chapter on Psychology:
Psychology as defined in Segal and Kegan’s book on psychology is the “systematic study of behavior and mental process – including thought and emotion – and the factors that influence them”. The behavior aspect of the definition deals with the physical actions that us humans undergo, commencing from the second we wake up from sleep every morning. On the other hand, the mental and emotional processes deal with our thoughts and feelings; the way we feel, think of ideas, and interpret them. Also including emotions that we venture through- ranging from anger, happiness, hatred, sadness etc. Psychology is a systematic study because the theories that are reached are not based on myths and cultural beliefs; but based on substantial methods of experimentation; that is scientific proof (Segal and Kagan 4). Continue reading