The Freudian view of human nature is basically deterministic. It is based on the belief that our behavior is determined by irrational forces, unconscious motivations, and biological and instinctual drives as these evolve through key psychosexual stages in the first six years of life. I don't care for this type of therapy very much. Too much emphasis is placed on things beyond our control that we cannot change. This type of therapy does not fit in with my personality. I believe that we can take charge of our lives, and that we can make changes. Though our past does affect us, I believe we can move beyond it by understanding it and coming to terms with it. I believe we can learn to accept the things we cannot change about our pasts, and move on to the future, learning from the past, but not dwelling on it, and not letting it influence our present and future lives.
FREUDIAN DREAM THEORY.... Freud's work formulated the psychoanalytic view of human .... Her criticisms of Freudian theory included biological reductionism .... the growth of a human being toward .... (5059 20 )
CHILDHOOD AND SOCIETY ...we are al.... personality," and the basic outline of his version of Freudian theory .... Erikson (1950) offers a more positive and more rational view of human nature than Freud .... (958 4 )
Freud & Marx's Differing Views of Human Nature.... for human behavior are hidden from view, hidden from .... nature is thus one thing, while human nature in civilization .... form of alienation in the Freudian conception .... (1302 5 )
Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud on Human Nature.... for human behavior are hidden from view, hidden from .... nature is thus one thing, while human nature in civilization .... form of alienation in the Freudian conception .... (1863 7 )