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Strengths and Criticisms of Freudian Theory

Discuss the strengths and criticisms of Freudian Theory.

Define and discuss Freud's defense mechanisms and how you have used them throughout your development, as far as you can remember.

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Strengths and Criticisms of Freudian Theory (Psychoanalysis):

Freud focused on sexuality and the unconscious upon developing his theories. Hughes (1994) describes Freud as having created a "space for an unconscious domain in a scientific age" (p.168). In essence, this is where Freud's criticisms have lied due to his unconscious explorations in dream interpretation ...

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Freud founded psychoanalysis and contributed towards many theoretical frameworks. However, there are many criticisms of Freudian theory such as the focus of sexuality and unscientific basis.