Appendix D

Axia College Material
Appendix D: 2 Parts

TV Character Evaluation

Part I

Write a summary of 350-700 words identifying the contributions of Freud, Jung, and Rogers. APA style is not required.

Sigmund Freud is the founder of psychoanalysis. He believed our personalities have roots to our unconscious, and that we were not aware of all of our ideas, thoughts and feelings (Morris, G., & Maisto, A., 2005). According to Freud, our personalities consist of three separate structurs, the ID, the ego and the superego. The ID is the only structre present at birth and functions according to the pleasure principle (obtain pleasure to avoid pain). The ego is ID’s link to the environment, and it operates on self and reality principle and controls conscious ideas, thoughts and feelings. The superego’s function is to be the moral guardian and aids in normal function within the environment (Morris, G., & Maisto, A., 2005). Freud’s belief is that if the superego rejects inpulses from the ego, anxiety occurs often leading to the use of defense mechanism to reduce the discomfort produced by ansiety. Freud contends that these defense mechanisms occur unconsciously.

The founder of analytical psychology Carl Jung was known for his influential thinking. The countercultural movements throughout Europe and the United States in the 1960’s were highly influenced by Jung’s psychological theories. Jung combines the interpretation of mythology and philosophy with one’s religion and dream pattern. Though Jung is primarily known for his contributions to the today’s psychiatric studies, besides his practicing as a psychologist he had many other interests. A significant part of Jung’s life was spent exploring other fields such as western philosophy, eastern philosophy arts, literature, sociology, alchemy, and astrology. Collective unconscious, synchronicity, and the archetypes concept are some of the most important contributions among Jung’s work. Jung employed a strong...