Freudian theory continued to evolve even as Neo-Freudian theories continued to emerge. Today, Freudian ideas still provide a foundation for modern psychology and research though some appear in a significantly different form. In this assignment, you will address how modern research and empirical study may validate Freudian theory and how Freudian theory continues to influence modern psychology. You will also explore how Freudian and Neo-Freudian theories address the general problems explored in the field of psychology.
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- Write a paper (1,500-1,750 words) in which you address how modern research and empirical study may validate Freudian theory and how Freudian theory continues to influence modern psychology. Include the following in your paper:
A discussion of how medical monitoring and empirical research have supported Freud’s drive theory.
- A discussion of why psychoanalysis is still questioned in scientific circles.
- A discussion of the general problems explored in the field of psychology.
A discussion of how Freudian and Neo-Freudian theories attempt to address these problems.
A discussion of what still needs to be explored in the field of psychology in order to more adequately address these problems.