Explanation of The Psychoanalytic Theory
The psychoanalytic theory was based on the work by Sigmund Freud. It says that childhood events affect one’s unconscious and we try to repress unhappy physiological events. In order to do this we develop defenses such as selective perception, selective memory, denial, projection, fear of intimacy, and fear of death. It also says that that there are three areas in the mind known as the id, superego, and ego. The id is one’s want and desire. The superego is all of one’s morales as dictated by society (such as laws) as well those created by your surrounding (such as family values) and it houses your judgement. The ego is between the id and the superego, it is your minds main defence against the power of the id but it does not always completely stop it per se tame it so that your actions are on an acceptable level (however it can completely fail to stop the power of the id).