Communication and Relationship Of Modern Psycholgy Foundations

How each approach views the human mind and behavior

Freudian and Jamesian psychology have different views of the human mind and
behavior. According to Freudian psychology, the human mind is divided into three
parts: the conscious mind, the preconscious mind, and the unconscious mind.
The conscious mind is the part of the mind that we are aware of and can easily
access. The preconscious mind is the part of the mind that is just below the
surface and can be accessed with some effort. The unconscious mind is the part
of the mind that we are not aware of, but it influences our behavior and thoughts.
Freud believed that the unconscious mind was the most important part of the mind and
that it was responsible for our behavior and thoughts. He believed that our behavior was
motivated by unconscious desires and conflicts, particularly sexual and aggressive ones.
Behavior was seen as a way to express these desires in a socially acceptable way.
On the other hand, Jamesian psychology views the human mind as a continuous stream
of consciousness. William James, the founder of Jamesian psychology, believed that the
human mind was not separated into different parts, but rather was a constant flow of
thoughts and emotions. He believed that consciousness was not static, but rather
constantly changing.
James believed that behavior was not just a product of unconscious desires, but also of
conscious thoughts and beliefs. He believed that people had control over their behavior
and could change it by changing their thoughts and beliefs.

Overall, Freudian psychology emphasizes the importance of the unconscious mind in
shaping behavior, while Jamesian psychology emphasizes the importance of conscious
thoughts and beliefs. The answer to which approach resonates more with the human
mind is subjective and depends on each person’s perspective.