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Abiding by Freud's Theory of Psychoanalysis 2022

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Running Head: ABIDING BY FREUD’S THEORY OF PSYCHOANALYSIS
ABIDING BY FREUD’S THEORY OF PSYCHOANALYSIS
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ABIDING BY FREUD’S THEORY OF PSYCHOANALYSIS1
Introduction
Freud’s theory of transference tries to understand the dynamics of infantile fantasies
and its application in the later phases of one’s life. This is agreed upon as the renewal of
innate influences and dispositions that is agreed upon during the period of infancy (Esman,
1990). The analyst or psychoanalyst is often visualized as someone close to the analysand, a
person who is undergoing psychoanalysis like his or her mother, sister, brother, husband and
so on. This was the concept put forth by Lacan. This attitude of the patient towards his or her
doctor is said to have formed on both unconscious and conscious anticipatory aspects of the
patient’s libido. However, Lacan argues that the manifestation of transference results in the
interruption of the contact with the unconscious.
Discussion
I subscribe to this theory because Freud states that the personality develops right from
the childhood and is shaped by the five vital stages of psychosexuality. This builds up at each
stage when a child is presented with a conflict amidst the social expectations and biological
drive. Proper channelization of these thoughts or ‘desires’ shall lead to an expertise in each of
this development stages, which thereby leads to full maturity. In the theory of transference,
Freud states that the patient is a representation of a repressed individual who is laden with
conflicts. He or she tries to be guided by the impulses to develop a relationship with the
therapist (Esman, 1990).
Freud’s Theory of transference tries to understand the resistive nature of the patient
through the various components of transference. While positive transference enables the
development of friendly, mature, affectionate, oriented and goal centric processes besides the
feelings of eroticism, the negative transference distances the patient from the therapist
(Esman, 1990). In case of the unconscious impulses, the patient does not remember things the
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