Discipline: Psychology

Title:  LETTER TO SIGMUND FREUD


I am pleased to inform you that I have been keenly following your advancement of major psychology concepts. You are truly a great scholar, in the recent past, I happened to go through your theory and was much moved with your presentation of the ‘unconscious’ concept. It was of great importance in my field of studies, was interested to understand why we as people act the way we do. For instance, one question that really bothers me a lot is what drives a rapists or a thief. I have read many work including yours and I have found many conflicting explanation though at some point they seem to agree. Your work on unconscious concept did shed light.

In your views, it emerges that the unconscious factors have a power to bring about unhappiness. According to your concept, individuals are mostly in dark on factors that cause them to have some unique behavior and emotions. Upon my consideration, your work is of much value. However, some experts have reviewed it and raised a lot of criticism. It has been agreed that the unconscious factors prompts a show of distinguishable symptoms that includes disturbing personality traits, an individual’s difficulty in relationships as well as disturbance in self-esteem disposition. However, I realize a discourse in your work on how the unconscious factors affect the overall mental health. Yours is a general theory concerning human behavior and ones experience. I must admit that I was moved by your comparison of the mind with a tip of an iceberg. However, how does that tip of an iceberg that is visible above the water represent just a small portion of our mind? Does this mean that a very huge expanse of that ice is the one hidden beneath the water is the one to represent the larger unconscious?

The Stages of Development

In your theory, you have argued that children do develop through a kind of series involving psychosexual stages. Your research concurs with that of many researchers that all psychic energy