Theory of Personality
Freud is the founder of psychoanalysis. Dreams, free association, transference, psychosexual developmental phases, libido, psychic topography and structure, and more.
His case studies were known for their radical candor.
Freud's opinions of the core of human motivations led the way to later innovators seeking to prove a point: ego psychologists like Erikson. As well as Jung, Adler, Horney, Sullivan, and Fromm, who broke ranks from the psychoanalytic community to form their own theories of personality. Object relational theorists will take the early years and biases toward objects into their own interpretations, a la Klein, Winnicott, Arlow, Kohut, Kernberg, Guntrip, and more.
The Ego and the Id
- Ego aka das Ich, "the I"
compare to Central ego in Fairbairn's endopsychic structural theory
- Castration anxiety
compare to Inferiority feelings in Individual Psychology
- Conscious aka Cs.
- Wish fulfillment
- Unconscious aka Ucs.
- Superego aka Über-Ich, "the Over-I / I above", super-ego
compare to Antilibidinal ego in Fairbairn's endopsychic structural theory
- Repetition compulsion
- Reality principle
- Psychic determinism
- Primary process
- Primal scene
- Preconscious aka Pcs.
- Pleasure principle
- Penis envy
- Parapraxis aka Freudian slip
- Oedipus complex aka Oedipal complex
- Id aka das Es, "the It"
compare to Id in Ego Psychology
- Eros aka Sexual instinct, Erotic instinct, Life instinct