Depth psychology

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Depth psychology
Sigmund Freud, compared the mind to an iceberg, with most of it hidden beneath the surface.

Depth psychology is a field that helps us understand the hidden aspects of our minds. It's like an adventure into our thoughts and feelings. This branch of psychology explores what goes on deep within us, beyond what we can see on the surface.[1]

Understanding depth psychology[change | change source]

Depth psychology is all about diving into the "why" behind our actions and thoughts. It's like being a detective, searching for clues to understand ourselves better. Psychologists who specialize in depth psychology believe that our minds have layers, just like an onion.

Famous people in depth psychology[change | change source]

Sigmund Freud[change | change source]

Often called the father of psychoanalysis, Freud believed in exploring the unconscious mind to understand our behaviors. He compared the mind to an iceberg, with most of it hidden beneath the surface.[2]

Carl Jung[change | change source]

Jung expanded on Freud's ideas and introduced concepts like the collective unconscious, suggesting that we all share certain universal experiences and symbols.[3]

Alfred Adler[change | change source]

Adler focused on the importance of individual experiences and the desire for self-improvement. He believed in understanding a person's unique perspective to unlock the mysteries of their mind.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Depth Psychology: A Detailed Introduction w/ 9 Core Concepts". Oct 30, 2023. Retrieved Feb 24, 2024.
  2. "Sigmund Freud | Biography, Theories, Psychology, Books, Works, & Facts | Britannica". Feb 13, 2024. Retrieved Feb 24, 2024.
  3. "Carl Jung | Biography, Archetypes, Books, Collective Unconscious, & Theory | Britannica". Feb 20, 2024. Retrieved Feb 24, 2024.
  4. "Alfred Adler | Austrian Psychologist & Founder of Individual Psychology | Britannica". Feb 7, 2024. Retrieved Feb 24, 2024.