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Freud's Seduction Theory & Dora
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This 6 page paper discusses Freud's Seduction Theory, which had to do with childhood sexual experiences. Freud was initially convinced that traumatic sexual experiences during childhood led to either hysteria or obsession-compulsion, depending on whether or not the child had been seduced to become a participant in these experiences. He later abandoned this theory. His reasons for doing so are reported. Then, the case of Dora is considered in terms of Seduction Theory. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Freud's The Uncanny
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This 5 page paper presents an overview of Freud's conceptual framework of what constitutes the uncanny in terms of the sublime, death and doubling as well as a brief look at the thoughts of Martin Heidegger and Jacques Derrida on the subject. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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Freud's Theories and Their Possible Relationship with Race
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This 5 page paper explores the idea that race is incorporated into Freudian thought. Freud's theories are explored in detail. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Freud's Theory Of Transference
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A 12 page paper in which the theory of transference is explored. The writer begins with a definition and the evolution of understanding regarding this phenomenon over the years. Freud himself changed his opinions on transference between 1905 and 1937. The role of transference is discussed briefly as it related to the cases of Anna O, Dora and Rat Man. The writer also points to the errors that can be made by the analyst regarding transference. Other criticisms are discussed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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Freudian Revenant and the Aesthetics of Art
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A 5 page contention that Freudian theory has a diversity of applications to the aesthetics of art. Of these, however, the concept of revenants is perhaps the most obvious in the greatest number of art pieces. While revenants could be a component of any art form, they are most interesting when viewed in terms of human language. Poetry and music, therefore, offer the greatest opportunity to witness the application of one component of Freudian theory on our understanding of the aesthetics of art. Provides an analysis of the poems "Fern Hill" by Dylan Thomas and "Pied Beauty" by Gerard Manley Hopkins as an example of this application. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Geraldine Joncich's "The Sane Positivist: A Biography Of Edward L. Thorndike"
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8 pages in length. Edward Lee Thorndike applied his vast knowledge to several areas of psychology, including learning theory, applied psychology and mental measurement. His primary influence was William James; in turn, his lifetime achievements proved to influence the likes of B.F. Skinner and John B. Watson. Thorndike's accomplishments, which were fundamentally based in animal psychology, are readily chronicled in Geraldine Joncich's "The Sane Positivist: A Biography Of Edward L. Thorndike." Joncich covers every aspect of Thorndike's life and career as it relates to the field of psychology, effectively supplying the reader with the opportunity to gain a much more comprehensive perspective of this scientifically influential man. No additional sources cited.
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Goethe’s “Faust” and Freud’s “Civilization and Its Discontents”
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This 5 page report discusses Sigmund Freud’s “Civilization and its Discontents” (1929-30) and applies it to a literary character -- Mephistopheles -- from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “Faust.” Both are tangentially based on the real world and real people, however, both are shaped and manipulated by their “founders.” For that reason Mephistopheles serves as one of the most valuable subjects or characters from Faust to consider in light of Freud’s theories in “Civilization and its Discontents.” Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Hans Eysenck: Evaluation Of Personality Theory
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5 pages in length. The student evaluating Hans Eysenck's claim that personality is based on biological factors will find that while there is merit to this conjecture, it does not reflect the only manner by which human personality is patterned. Indeed, the genetic aspect of personality is both strong and significant with regard to an individual's specific character and disposition; however, environmental factors play just as big a role in the formation of personality as do components of a biological nature. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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