Psychoanalysis Theory: Definition & Explanation


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Which is not a strategy or method that Freud used to determine and analyze unconscious thoughts?

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1. Psychoanalysis is based on understanding the relationship between what two elements?

2. Who is famous for developing the theory of psychoanalysis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test you on the tenets of Sigmund Freud's theory of psychoanalysis, how it was practiced and how it was critiqued by peers. You will specifically be tested on your understanding of the human psyche and the conscious and unconscious.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The three parts of the human psyche
  • Carl Jung's critique of Freud
  • The importance of dreams in psychoanalysis
  • Elements of psychoanalysis

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Freud's theory of psychoanalysis
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as dream analysis and free association
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the id, the ego and the superego, and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about Freud's theory of psychoanalysis, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between the id, the ego and the superego
  • Identify psychotherapy techniques, how they work and their effectiveness
  • Understand how Freud's theory of psychoanalysis influenced the work and studies of Carl Jung