Briefly describe the Zeitgeist of the times in both psychoanalytical movements.

Required Textbook Readings:

  • Schultz, D.P., & Schultz, S.E. (2012). A History of Modern Psychology, (Ed. 10th).
    • Chapter 12, Gestalt Psychology
    • Chapter 13, Psychoanalysis: The Beginnings
    • Chapter 14, Psychoanalysis: After the Founding

Required Multimedia:

  • Sigmund Freud: The Father of Psychoanalysis (Required: Watch the first 15 minutes and last 10 minutes.  Optional: Watch the entire 60 minutes.)
  • Carl Jung: The Self, YouTube Video
  • Erik Erikson’s Theory of Development, YouTube Video

Before the Assignment:

  1. Read Chapters 13 & 14 from your textbook.
  2. Watch the four assigned videos: Two Freud videos, Carl Jung, and Erik Erikson.


  1. Describe psychoanalysis from Chapter 13 (the beginnings) and Freud’s theory, focusing on only one or two of his concepts; do not go beyond this and discuss everything he put forth.
  2. Next, discuss discuss either Jung, or Erikson’s theory and one or two of their concepts
  3. Describe psychoanalysis from Chapter 14 (after the founding) and how this differed from Freud’s original psychoanalytical theory, choose one particular theorist to focus on and compare and contrast to Freud.)
  4. Briefly describe the Zeitgeist of the times in both psychoanalytical movements.

Additional Instructions:

  • Remember to keep your focus narrow when discussing the theorists, only discussing the most important points of their theories and/or concepts.
  • In order to earn maximum points for this assignment, include an introductory paragraph (thesis statement and main points) and a concluding paragraph (summarization of the topics, along with a strong concluding statement).
  • Assignment should be approximately 750 words (3 pages) long and follow APA formatting style
  • Times New Roman Font, 1 inch margins, double-spaced.
  • Must include citations in your paper from 4 sources, the two textbook Chapters 13 & 14.  Also the YouTube videos from Freud, and either Jung or Erikson (depending on which theorist you discussed in your paper), and any additional sources used which are optional.
  • Include both a title and reference page of your sources

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