Introduction to Psychology in Yale 3: Freud

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Foundations: Freud

This lecture introduces students to the theories of Sigmund Freud, including a brief biographical description and his contributions to the field of psychology. The limitations of his theories of psychoanalysis are covered in detail, as well as the ways in which his conception of the unconscious mind still operate in mainstrean psychology today.


00:00 Sigmund Freud in a historical context.

06:61 Uncouscious motivation: the Id, Ego and Superego..

13:45 Personality development and psychosexual development.

20:32 Defense mechanisms, the aims of psychoanalysis, dreams.

29:11 Question and answer on Freud's theories.

32:55 Controversies and criticisms on Freud's theories.

42:10 Examples of the unconscious in modern psychology.

51:55 Further question and answer on Freud.

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