Assignment 2: Letter to Freud
In this assignment you are to write a letter to Sigmund Freud
critiquing three of the most important concepts in his theory. You will
need to include at least two reliable outside sources
in your critique of Freud’s concepts. Scholarly sources are preferred
and can be found through AUO’s Library. Additional, non-scholarly
sources from reputable Web and print sources are also acceptable. For
reputable Web sources, look for .org, .net, or .edu sites as opposed to
.com sites. Please do not use Wikipedia.
The three concepts you will be critiquing are the:
- Psychosexual stages of development
- Structure of personality
Begin your letter with a paragraph introducing yourself.
Each of the three issues should serve as a separate heading in your letter. Under each heading, include at least:
- One substantive paragraph summarizing the concept clearly and thoroughly as Freud might explain it.
- 1-2 paragraphs, critiquing the concept. Explain what you think is
valid or invalid about his understanding of this concept. You are
welcome to agree or disagree with his views but it is important that you
attempt to bring in relevant and current research to substantiate your
agreement or disagreement. This should be an objective critique of some
of Freud’s concepts versus simply an opinion paper.
Follow this procedure for EACH of the three concepts mentioned above.
Conclude your letter with a paragraph summarizing your key points.
After completing the letter, include a paragraph or two explaining
how Freud’s concept of the unconscious might be effectively used by a
psychoanalytic therapist practicing today. Explain at least two
techniques that might be used and the expected outcome of these
Submit your response to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned.
Your paper should be at least 1200 words in length, follow APA style
for attributing sources, and include a cover page and reference page
. My letter to introduce myself would be something like this. Greetings Doctor Freud, it is my honor and priveledge to be able to send you this letter to cover some important information with you and get your feedback.I am a bachelors student in the field of psychology in the second year at this times with the
intent of going forward to graduate school when I am
completed with the bachelors program. I am very impressed with your work and
have learned alot from reading of it. Thank you for giving me this opportunity.