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A critical appraisal of Freud's ideas on man and personality

Abdul Razak, Mohd Abbas and Ismail, Nik Ahmad Hisham (2020) A critical appraisal of Freud's ideas on man and personality. Journal of Contemporary Development and Management Studies, 8. pp. 13-38. ISSN 2052-6797

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Since ancient times, scholars in the West have shown great enthusiasm towards understanding the subject on man and personality. Driven by this zeal, there appeared a multitude of theories discussing man and his nature. Though the various concepts on man showcased by the scholars complemented one another, at times their ideas also contradicted and discredited one another. Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) the founding father of psychoanalysis presented to the world a concept on man and his personality which remains controversial to the present day. In realizing the fact that Freud’s ideas have a huge impact on modern psychology and people in the West, the researchers of this study would like to revisit some of his ideas on man and personality. Upon making an exposition of his ideas, the researchers too would like to carry out an appraisal on Freud and to identify some of the underlying factors that led him towards conceptualizing a theory on man which is not only degrading to man’s position as the most intelligent of God’s creation but also an unprecedented one in the history of modern psychology.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Critical Appraisal, Freud, Ideas, Man and Personality
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1050.9 Educational psychology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Kulliyyah of Education > Department of Educational Psychology & Counseling
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fundamental and Inter-Disciplinary Studies (Effective: 5th Feb 2014)
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2022 10:29
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2023 14:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/96155

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