May 16, 2020 at 8:11 pm · Dr. Drake · 0 comments
A Theory of Mind
The Human Conversation—Embracing complexity, Understanding below the surface.
Psychoanalysis arose from an appreciation of the power of people talking directly to one another about questions that matter and issues that are difficult to understand. As human beings are built for communication, we aim to understand, and be understood. When reading the news, interacting on social media, or in everyday conversation, many of us seek to understand “what motivates people?”. And many of us are asking why people behave counter to their own interests.
Historical, political and economic explanations provide important insight into the irrationality of everyday life. Psychoanalysis, however, offers another perspective.
In examining what lies beneath the surface of human behavior, psychoanalysis teaches us about the unconscious psychological forces within us outside of everyday awareness.
Psychoanalysis, in providing multi-layered and multi-dimensional explanations, seeks to understand complexity.
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