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Foundations: Freud

Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 110)

This lecture introduces students to the theories of Sigmund Freud, including a brief biographical description and his contributions to the field of psychology. The limitations of his theories of psychoanalysis are covered in detail, as well as the ways in which his conception of the unconscious mind still operate in mainstream psychology today.

00:00 – Chapter 1. Sigmund Freud in a Historical Context
06:51 – Chapter 2. Unconscious Motivation: The Id, Ego and Superego
13:45 – Chapter 3. Personality Development and Psychosexual Development
20:32 – Chapter 4. Defense Mechanisms, the Aims of Psychoanalysis, Dreams
29:11 – Chapter 5. Question and Answer on Freud’s Theories
32:55 – Chapter 6. Controversies and Criticisms on Freud’s Theories
42:10 – Chapter 7. Examples of the Unconscious in Modern Psychology
51:55 – Chapter 8. Further Question and Answer on Freud
Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website:http://open.yale.edu/courses

This course was recorded in Spring 2007.

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