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Freud's superego: A contemporary evolutionary explanation using the concept of memes


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This dissertation examines how Sigmund Freud's superego can be explained using contemporary evolutionary theory. By examining current genocentric theorists, who believe that evolution is the direct result of the gene, and organocentric theorists, who examine evolution from a more systems oriented point of view, taking into effect the organism and its interaction of its environment, and the environment's interaction with the organism, a more clear picture of current evolutionary thought is presented. It soon becomes clear that the meme, the unit of cultural inheritance, whose use of imitation as a transmitter of information, provides an adequate understanding of the Oedipal complex and the superego.

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Subject
Psychotherapy
Classification
0622: Psychotherapy
Identifier / keyword
Psychology; Evolutionary; Freud, Sigmund; Memes; Sigmund Freud; Superego
Title
Freud's superego: A contemporary evolutionary explanation using the concept of memes
Author
Holden, Dirk Q.
Number of pages
80
Publication year
2000
Degree date
2000
School code
1128
Source
DAI-B 66/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542305115, 0542305119
Advisor
Master-Pasqua, Frank
University/institution
Widener University, Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology
University location
United States -- Pennsylvania
Degree
Psy.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3188317
ProQuest document ID
304669497
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304669497
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