The Unconscious Mind : Sigmund Freud Essay

1220 Words May 17th, 2016 5 Pages
Jameela Ismail
Professor Pitanza
ENG 151
The Unconscious Mind Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), referred to as the “father of psychology”, is considered to be one of the most influential and controversial thinkers of the twentieth century(Cherry). Of the many discoveries founded by Freud, the “Topographical Model of Personality” is one of the greatest advances in the world of psychology. With this theory, Freud believed the majority of our life experiences, feelings, beliefs and impulses, are not available at a conscious level. (Cherry). Like Freud, Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) was considered a great psychologist. He is the founder of Analytic Psychology, which is also known as Jungian Psychology. Jung’s most famous work “Psychology of the Unconscious” touches on important factors regarding the mind such as ego, superego, and id. Jung created this idea of an archetype in a person’s mind, which creates ideas, images, patterns, and symbols. These archetypes appear in dreams of the unconscious. The first encounter between Freud and Jung was in 1907. Jung was a long-term admirer of Freud before they met. Freud and Jung have several similarities on the unconscious and conscious mind. Although they have much in common, theoretical differences led to the end of their relationship. One’s mind is influenced by both experiences and archetypes. In Freud’s topographical theory, humans are born with the Id. The Id is one of many important parts of the personality…

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