CRM 1301 Lecture Notes - Sigmund Freud, Anna O., Intellectualization
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Who is Sigmund Freud?
- The case of Anna O.
oThe more she talked about her symptoms, they would disappear
- Focus on functional disorders (vs. organic)
oOrganic = can be explained by a cause
oFunctional disorders = individual develops a disorder without a noticeable cause
- Adopted idea of the “unconscious”
Levels of Consciousness
oNot aware of material but it’s retrievable via ordinary retrieval
Key Assumptions of Psychoanalytic Theory
- What psychic determinism?
- Everything we think, say, feel or do is an expression of our mind
How can we reveal the contents of the unconscious?
- Reaction Formation
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