Yale University: PSYC 110 – Lecture 3

Lecture 3: Foundations: Freud

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.

Chapter 1. Sigmund Freud in a Historical Context
Chapter 2. Unconscious Motivation: The Id, Ego and Superego
Chapter 3. Personality Development and Psychosexual Development
Chapter 4. Defense Mechanisms, the Aims of Psychoanalysis, Dreams
Chapter 5. Question and Answer on Freud’s Theories
Chapter 6. Controversies and Criticisms on Freud’s Theories
Chapter 7. Examples of the Unconscious in Modern Psychology
Chapter 8. Further Question and Answer on Freud