Psychodynamic Explanation of Aggression

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  • Created on: 01-02-15 18:20

The psychologist Freud put out the idea that we have an unconscious drive that causes and controls our agressive beheviour. 

He suggested that we have an internal force, called thanatos, that causes aggression. The thanatos is constantly building up agression inside of us until we cant control it anymore, and this is the point where we display aggressive behaviour.

Freud said that we protect ourselves from our own agression using ego defence mechanisms, which redirect our agression outards and stops it from causing us harm. The two defence mechanisms Freud says we…


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