Psychology of Human Nature

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Psychology is the very important perspective for human nature. It is very much important for the individual environment. "Psychology is very much a product of the Western tradition. Whereas a new psychology of the year 2000 contains both the eastern as well as the Western tradition"(Frey,04/06). Psychologists call a person's self concepts it includes what a person perceives from the person's self-concept attitudes. It's related to Psyche means the integrate part of human mind motion connected to those with bodily concepts. "It however reflects true relationship with the mind-body concept. ATTITUDES AND SOCIAL COGNITION addresses those domains of social behavior in which cognition plays a major role, including the interface of cognition with overt behavior, affect, and motivation."(Primis,119).

Major perspectives in psychology at this point includes psychoanalysis, humanism and sociobiology. Now, what's the concept of psychoanalysis is also a very important perspective. "As a therapy, psychoanalysis is based on observation that individuals are often unaware of many of the factors that determine their emotions and behavior."(Frey,04/06).

"It is, in addition, a method for learning about the mind, and also a theory, a way of understanding the processes of normal everyday mental functioning and the stages of normal development from infancy to old age."(psychology.com). "Furthermore, since psychoanalysis seeks to explain how the human mind works, it contributes insight into whatever the human mind produces."(apa.org)

Sigmund Freud was the first psychoanalyst."Many of his insights into the human mind, which seemed so revolutionary at the turn of the century, are now widely accepted by most schools of psychological thought. Although others before and during his time had begun to recognize the role of unconscious mental activity, "Freud was the preeminent pioneer in understanding its importance. Although his ideas met with antagonism and resistance, Freud believed deeply in the value of his discoveries and...