Tiffany Zou, Period 4 Mr. J.P. Zucchero
Project #1 Due: 9/28/2015 AP Psychology
Interview with Sigmund Freud
Self: Why are you interested in psychology? What interested you to study further into the field of psychology?
Sigmund Freud: After I had graduated from The University of Vienna, I became a very well respected person. As a physician, I became very interested in a condition called hysteria. Hysteria is a condition where one has unmanageable emotional excess, similar to insanity. When I worked with my colleague Dr. Josef Breuer, he was studying the case of a woman who had strange symptoms. He believed it was because of her traumatic experiences in the past. Starting then, I was really interested as to how one traumatic event could have such a big influence on one’s brain.…show more content… Sigmund Freud: The general idea of Oedipus complex is the desire for sexual involvement with the parent of the opposite sex and having a sense of rivalry with the parent of the same sex.
Self: Your idea of Oedipus complex seems very absurd. What were the steps you took to develop and validate your theory?
Self: Some people perform very hands-on experiments to test their theories. But others like to keep their theories very secretive and like to develop their theories on their own. What research and observation tactic did you use to prove your theory?
Sigmund Freud: I never really experimented in psychology. Instead, I focused on people’s unconscious minds and their behaviors, a practice called psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis is a system of psychological theory and therapy that aims to treat mental disorders by investigating the interaction of unconscious and conscious elements in the mind. Some methods of psychoanalysis include Anamnesis, Free Associations Method, Analysis/ Interpretation of Dreams, Analysis/ Interpretation of Symbols, and many more.