Sigmund Freud

8 Obscure Emotional States You’ve Felt but Couldn’t Find a Name for

By | December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Health, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Have you ever been stuck for a word to describe some of your more complex emotional states? Which of the following 8 emotional states are you familiar with? 1.  Sublimation Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, used the term sublimation to refer to the redirection of the erotic drive (or libido) into socially acceptable creative tasks. [...]

10 Symbols in Dreams That Reveal Important Things about Yourself and Your Life

By | April 30th, 2016|Categories: Psychology & Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

Symbols in Dreams: What Do they Reveal About Yourself? Have you ever thought about dreaming process in a detailed manner? If not, then it is better to understand because dreams have a huge role to play in developing our minds to a certain level. This is a matter of fact that indicates every person on [...]

How Freudian Theory Gave a Start to the Manipulation of the Masses

By | April 16th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology, Psychology & Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Freudian theory has made more impact on our life today than you could imagine. Read on to learn how his ideas were used for the manipulation of the masses. In the early 1900s, Sigmund Freud formulated his theories on psychodynamics that have led to controversies around the world. While many of us are aware of [...]

Daydreaming: a Surprising Way to Gain Insight into Your Life

By | September 1st, 2014|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Health, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

“A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and with little relish.” Dreams have been at the center of Psychology’s most profound questions, but we rarely talk about [...]

How Your Intuition Reveals Your Brain’s Best Decisions

By | August 22nd, 2014|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance. ~Albert Einstein We often hear a lot about the great strength of the human intuition, but rarely are we taught how to accurately [...]

Freud’s Oedipus and Electra Complexes: Right or Wrong?

By | July 27th, 2014|Categories: Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

When people think about psychology and psychotherapy, especially those unfamiliar with the fields, most tend to think about Sigmund Freud and his theories on psychosexual development. One of Freud’s most controversial theories was that boys go through a phallic stage when they have an unconscious sexual attraction towards their mothers (with an absolute hatred of [...]

Freud’s Most Important Ideas in Psychoanalysis

By | May 15th, 2014|Categories: Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Sigmund Freud, 1926 The Unconscious It was Breuer, the mentor of Feud, who first discovered that people cannot always put their thoughts and feelings into words, as if sometimes, they don't know why they think and feel the way they do. With some help from Breuer, patients were able to put into words [...]

Déjà vu: the Games of Subconscious Mind

By | December 26th, 2013|Categories: Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science, Unexplained Mysteries|Tags: , , , , , , |

Deja vu is not an illusion, it is something that you have already experienced in your unconscious fantasies. Believe if you will, or do not believe it. This was already mentioned a hundred years ago by the “great and terrible” Freud, and many subsequent studies have only confirmed his hypothesis. The phenomenon called deja vu is the feeling of something “already experienced” and, according to Freud, is a remembrance of an unconscious fantasy. And since this fantasy is never conscious, during a deja vu moment it is impossible to “recall” something that seems to have been already perceived.     These strange dreams We begin with a bit of explanation. Along with the conscious fantasies, unconscious fantasies can exist. They are simply called daydreaming. Commonly, they express […]

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