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Theoretical Position: Freud, Jung, Adler, and James

Sandra Lattin

University of Phoenix

Theoretical Position: Freud, Jung, Adler, and James

Psychology has played a significant role in understanding the process of behavior, personality, and brain functionality. There are four Psychologists that have paved the way and made major leaps and bounds in drawing productive conclusions based on their research and theories. Their processes have created strategies in which to analyze, diagnose, treat, and relate to certain patterns of behavior relevant to the functionality of the mind. Their contributions have been recognized with such respect and credibility that they each have been named scholars in their craft. Although there are differences in which each psychologist analyzed their theories, some of them would come together examining perspectives to prove their research. Freud, Jung, Adler, and James are known legends for their craft and many have followed in their footsteps because of their commitment and extraordinary contribution to the study of psychoanalysis.

Sigmund Freud is one of the most influential psychoanalysts of the twentieth century. During Freud's years of study, he created many psychological theories over a broad range of subject matter, though all stem back to his ideas about the essence of the human mind.

Freud broke the functions of the human mind down into three basic concepts: the ego, superego, and id. Your ego is considered your conscious mind. All thoughts and actions need to be filtered through the ego before they can be realized, and in turn acknowledged, acted out, or otherwise responded to. Your id is the mental representation of your raw desires. It encompasses all instinctual physical needs along with all internal wants and wishes. It calls upon your ego to act for your own self...