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The Modern view and Freud's view of the 'Mind'

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What is the traditional modern concept of mind? In what respects does Freud's view challenge it?

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This solution examines Freud's view of the mind and compares his view's to the modern concept of the mind.

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The modern concept of the mind, through contemporary cognitive science and the work of Carl Rogers, has been able to determine that Freud was correct to a certain extent about the theory that most of our thoughts are actually unconscious. Freud believed that the unconscious was repressed by the mind whereas today we believe that the thoughts are not so much repressed as they are inaccessible to consciousness because they operate too fast to focus on with a conscious cognitive awareness. (Ekstrom ...

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