Monthly Archive: October 2012

Oct 30

Sigmund Freud “Libido”

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The libido is a term used by Sigmund Freud in psychoanalytic theory to describe the energy created by the survival and sexual instincts. Freud his opinion of the mind is seeing that having only a fixed amount of psychic energy, or libido. According to Sigmund Freud, the libido is part of the id and is …

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Oct 30

Causes of psychological loss of libido

Causes of psychological loss of libido include: – Stress – Fatigue caused by night sweats (a symptom of menopause) – Mood swings caused by fluctuating hormone levels – Relationship problems The definition of libido that relates to the physiological influences links a woman’s libido with her body’s physical responses to sexual advances. For example, loss …

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Oct 30

Transference

Transference was a word coined by the Sigmund Freud to label the way patients “transfer” feelings from important persons in their early lives, onto the psychoanalyst or therapist. To put it simply in basic language: Transference is when a patient attributes feelings to a therapist. The feelings that are misplaced (missing) most of the time …

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Oct 26

Freudian Defense Mechanisms: Part 1

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Why Defense Mechanism? In an attempt to protect ourselves, we use defense mechanisms, sometimes several times a day, while MODERN psychology does not focus on the id, the ego, and the superego any more. However, defense mechanisms cannot be out of focus in modern psychology too. Defense Mechanisms arise as the body’s own sieve (COLANDER), …

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Oct 25

Resistance

The Concept of “RESISTANCE” in Psychology In a simple language, Resistance is the act or power of resisting to the therapist. When the patient opposing the therapist, or withstanding the therapist. This opposition (Resistance) by th e patient is offered by several methods: stop talking, silent all suddenly, not answering the question, ending the session …

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Oct 19

Sigmund Freud Anxiety theory

Definition of Anxiety: According to Freud, anxiety is an unpleasant inner state that people seek to avoid. Anxiety acts as a signal to the EGO ( *pay attention fans: not Id or Superego) that things are not going right. Freud identified three types of anxiety: A. Reality Anxiety B. Neurotic Anxiety C. Moral anxiety 1. …

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Oct 18

What do you think?

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Oct 17

Life Concept

When we must deal with problems, we instinctively resist trying the way that leads through obscurity and darkness. We wish to hear only of unequivocal results, and completely forget that these results can only be brought about when we have ventured into and emerged again from the darkness. But to penetrate the darkness we must summon …

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Oct 17

You and I

When you make a sacrifice in marriage, you’re sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship. Carl Gustav Jung

Oct 17

Life

“Life has always seemed to me like a plant that lives on its rhizome. Its true life is invisible, hidden in the rhizome. The part that appears above ground lasts only a single summer. Then it withers away—an ephemeral apparition. When we think of the unending growth and decay of life and civilizations, we cannot …

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