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Psychoanalysis vs. Behaviorism

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Psychoanalysisnoun

A family of theories and methods within the field of psychotherapy that work to find connections among patients' unconscious mental processes

Behaviorismnoun

An approach to psychology focusing on observable behavior, denying any independent significance for mind, and usually assuming that behavior is determined by the environment.

Psychoanalysisnoun

A method or process of psychotherapeutic analysis and treatment pf psychoneuroses, based on the work of Dr. Sigmund Freud (1856- 1939) of Vienna. The method rests upon the theory that neurosis is characteristically due to repression of desires consciously rejected but subconsciously persistent; it consists in a close analysis of the patient's mental history, effort being made to bring unconsciuos and preconscious material to consciousness; the methods include analysis of transferance and resistance. In some variants, stress is laid upon the dream life, and of treatment by means of suggestion.

Behaviorismnoun

an approach to psychology that emphasizes observable measurable behavior.

Psychoanalysisnoun

The theory of human psychology which is the foundation for the psychoanalytic therapy, which explores the relation between conscious and unconscious mental processes in motivating human behavior and causing neuroses.

Behaviorismnoun

an approach to psychology that emphasizes observable measurable behavior

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Psychoanalysisnoun

An integrated set of theories of human personality development, motivation, and behavior based on a body of observations.

Behaviorism

Behaviorism is a systematic approach to understanding the behavior of humans and other animals. It assumes that behavior is either a reflex evoked by the pairing of certain antecedent stimuli in the environment, or a consequence of that individual's history, including especially reinforcement and punishment contingencies, together with the individual's current motivational state and controlling stimuli.

Psychoanalysisnoun

One of several schools of psychotherapy, such as jungian psychoanalysis or freudian psychoanalysis.

Psychoanalysisnoun

a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud;

‘his physician recommended psychoanalysis’;

Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalysis (from Greek: ψυχή, psykhḗ, 'soul' + ἀνάλυσις, análysis, 'investigate') is a set of theories and therapeutic techniques that deal in part with the unconscious mind, and which together form a method of treatment for mental disorders. The discipline was established in the early 1890s by Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud, who retained the term psychoanalysis for his own school of thought.

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