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ERIC Number: ED453469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 26
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The Mind and The Unconscious--A Modification of Freud's Agencies.
Habicht, Manuela H.
The aim of the review is to discuss what the mind must be like for the psychoanalytic term like "the unconscious" to be meaningfully applied. Freud's two systems called the unconscious (Ucs.) and the preconscious-conscious (Pcs.-Cs.) are introduced and their replacement with alternative categories such as id, ego, and superego is discussed. In the light of mental conflict the paper covers problems that are associated with the application of Freud's structural theory, taking into consideration the changing view of what constitutes normal as well as pathological mental functioning. The paper suggests changes to Freud's structural and topographical agencies. It is concluded that the idea of separate mental agencies as suggested by Freud is untenable and that it should be replaced by one that better fit the data that one is attempting to order or explain. (Contains 16 references.) (Author/JDM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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