The reason I want to delve into Freudian psychology is that I believe that Sigmund Freud point of view of psychology was taught to me in a very haphazard manner and that his theories were not taught in the proper context. Yes, he believed that our actions were based on basic biological needs which include hunger, thirst, and sex (out of which he mainly focused on sex) hence arises the famous Oedipus and Electra complex. If you don’t have a clue about what that is about, then allow me to explain- Oedipus complex is basically that boys want their mother’s intimate love and want their dad out of the way and when they realise they can’t do that they model after their dad; Electra complex is the same thing but for girls. My psychology teacher in 12th grade said that none of that exists and that was only a theory and I believed her because I found that absurd as well, however, my social psychology teacher in year two said that she believes this exists in the real world (not in an extreme sexualised manner but it does) Her example? It’s always “Mama’s little boy” and “Daddy’s little girl” and I know that it’s a ‘silly’ example or that ‘it’s always been that way’ but it is something to think about and some place to begin with.
And with that, I also want to say that because of the context in which I was taught in I was never fond of Freud, but today my doors are wide open to understanding Freud and his theories with an open mind and a proper context.