Fundamental Assumptions of Psychoanalytic Theory

Freud's model of human nature relied on the notion of psychic energy to motivate all human activity . What were the forces that motivated people to do one thing and not another or that motivated people to do anything at all? Freud proposed a source of energy that is within each person and used the term psychic energy to refer to this wellspring of motivation. Freud believed that psychic ener gy operated according to the law of conservation of ener gy: The amount of psychic ener gy an individual possessed remained constant throughout his or her lifetime. Personality change was viewed as a redirection of a person' s psychic ener gy.

Was this article helpful?

0 -2
Anxiety and Depression 101

Anxiety and Depression 101

Everything you ever wanted to know about. We have been discussing depression and anxiety and how different information that is out on the market only seems to target one particular cure for these two common conditions that seem to walk hand in hand.

Get My Free Ebook


Responses

  • Juliane
    What are the assumptions of psychoanalytic theories?
    3 years ago
  • Dominik
    What are the fundamental asumptions of psychoanalytic approach by freud?
    2 years ago
  • SOPHIA
    What are the basic assumptions of psycho analytic theory?
    2 years ago
  • katherine
    What are assumption of human nature of psychoanalysis?
    2 years ago
  • Bessie
    What are the fundamental assumptions of freud's psychosexual theory?
    2 years ago
  • brunilde
    What is the assumption of Sigmund Freud's Psychoanalytic theory?
    2 years ago
  • KRISTIINA
    What is assumption of psycho analytic model in child psychopathology?
    2 years ago
  • haile simon
    What are the assumptions of psychoanalytic theory?
    2 years ago
  • zac kelly
    What are the basic assumptions of psychoanalytic theory?
    2 years ago
  • Mirrin
    What are assumptions of frauds theory of psychosexual development on personality development?
    2 years ago
  • Maria
    What is the main assumption of the psychoanalytic theory?
    9 months ago
  • marmaduc
    What are the basic assumptions of pyschoanalytic theory?
    5 months ago
  • LIISI
    What is the basic assumption of psychoanalysis?
    3 months ago

Post a comment