philosophy of unconscious phenomena early ideas about psychopathology evolutionary theory
Psychoanalysis arose within the traditions of medicine and psychiatry in an attempt to treat mentally ill patients. Other schools of thought were powered by the scientific method, refined in laboratories, and dealt with sensation, perception, and learning. Psychoanalysis primarily uses clinical observation instead of controlled experimentation. Other schools of thought primarily ignore the unconscious.
According to Freud, there have been three great shocks through history to the collective human ego. Copernicus showing that the earth is merely a planet revolving around the sun, as opposed to the center of the universe. Darwin showing that higher forms of species evolved from lower forms of species. Freud proclaiming that unconscious forces
The psychodynamic perspective of Abnormal Psychology emphasizes the influence of unconscious conflicts in psychological disorders and behaviors. Freud’s model of personality focuses on the interactions between the id, ego, and superego of a person. The pleasure principle is a drive of the id for a person to seek pleasure and avoid pain in an attempt