Unconscious psychology dating
In its Christian context it refers to "the transcendental energy in man" and "the spiritual part of man considered in its moral aspect or in relation to God." ...
Freud believed that events in our childhood have a great influence on our adult lives, shaping our personality.
(1895) Freud proposed that physical symptoms are often the surface manifestations of deeply repressed conflicts.
However, Freud was not just advancing an explanation of a particular illness.
is the totality of the human mind, conscious and unconscious.
Psychology is the scientific or objective study of the psyche.
Thus, when we explain our behavior to ourselves or others (conscious mental activity), we rarely give a true account of our motivation. While human beings are great deceivers of others; they are even more adept at self-deception.
In late antiquity, Galenic medicine developed the idea of three "spirits" (pneuma) corresponding to Aristotle's three souls.
The pneuma psychikon corresponded to the rational soul.
Freud's life work was dominated by his attempts to find ways of penetrating this often subtle and elaborate camouflage that obscures the hidden structure and processes of personality.
His lexicon has become embedded within the vocabulary of Western society.