Foundations: Freud

Paul Bloom


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 mainstream psychology today.

Reading assignment:

Gray, Peter. Psychology (5th edition), pp. 558-563, 632-637 Freud, Sigmund. "The Unconscious." In The Norton Psychology Reader. Edited by Gary Marcus. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2006. pp. 12-17

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