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The Psychogenesis of a Case of Homosexuality in a Woman by Sigmund Freud

- In "The Psychogenesis of a Case of Homosexuality in a Woman", Freud discusses a case of a young woman brought to him by her parents for treatment as a homosexual. Although he states that Psychoanalysis is not truly a tool for curing homosexuality, but one to help those with inner conflict in one particular area or another, he attempts to study the girl to see if Psychoanalysis could be of any help to her. Once he realized that the girl had a deep rooted bitterness towards men, he called off his study of her and told her parents that if they were to seek more psychoanalysis for her it should be sought from a woman....   [tags: Psychology Homosexual Gay Lesbian Papers]

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Freudian Theory Of The Unconscious

- ... In the beginning of Dean’s text ‘Homosexuality and the Problem of Otherness,’ he proclaims that, ‘As a form of narcissism, homosexuality can seem intolerant of difference - especially sexual difference - and thus may look like an ethical as well as a psychological problem - In this paper I consider male homosexuality in relation to psychoanalytic and philosophical theories of otherness with the aim of formulating a new ethics of narcissism. (122)’ In order to being the reframing of ethical conversation from narcissistic sexual difference to otherness, or the thing that makes you different in the symbolic sphere, Dean must be able to dismantle Freud’s theory of narcissism....   [tags: Sigmund Freud, Psychoanalysis, Homosexuality]

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Is Homosexuality Genetic, Developmental, Or Learned?

- ... After careful calculation and years of studies, he says the chances for both twins to be gay is 11% in men and 14% in women. Whitehead notes: “The predominant things that create homosexuality in one identical twin and not in the other have to be post-birth factors.” So it seems to me that homosexuality is NOT genetic contrary to the implied belief sang by Ms. Gaga in the song “Born This Way”. Using Wikipedia, I read and took the parts of their articles that were sourced and correct for this next branch of the paper....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Bisexuality]

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Is Homosexuality A Sin?

- One of the most disputable issues among society is homosexuality. Is homosexuality a sin, a genetic virus that we should try to prevent, or just a personal choice people tend to make, a right to be differ from other. Or, just an unnatural genetic mistake that can and should be prevented in order not to blemish the whole human kind has it is known. One other factors that cannot be ignored is religions. Most religions claim homosexuality to be one of the most unforgivable sins, and cannot it to exist within society, but should religions have the right to entitle, pass judgement, and punish on to others....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Heterosexuality]

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Causes of Homosexuality - Nature AND Nuture

- Many people cannot understand why anyone would want to get involved in homosexual activity. There are many arguments about homosexuality whether is by nature or nurture. Before we make judgments on homosexuality, we need to identify the causes of homosexuality. Homosexuality is caused by genetic, biological and environmental factors. The first possible cause of homosexuality is genetic factors. Homosexuality is a trait from birth (Buchanan, 2000). Studies found that identical twins share many common traits....   [tags: Gay Lesbian]

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The Psychology of Homosexuality

- For many years, psychologists described homosexuality as a disorder or a treatable complex. Recently, homosexuality was removed from the DSM and is no longer considered a disorder. The gay population is no longer treated as sick but accepted as a diverse set of individuals. The many distinguishing attributes and characteristics of a gay or lesbian individual are considered to be personality attributes. Many psychologists have analyzed homosexual individuals throughout the history of psychology and attempted to explain their behavior....   [tags: The Gay Personality]

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Homosexuality

- Homosexuality Homosexuality is the sexual orientation toward people of the same sex. This contrasts with heterosexuality, which is being attracted with individuals of the opposite sex. Female homosexuals are referred to as Lesbians. In recent years, the term gay has been applied to both homosexual women and men. Homosexuality appears in virtually all-social contexts – "within different community settings, socioeconomic levels, and ethnic and religious groups" (Web Page #2)....   [tags: Sexual Orientation Homosexuals Essays]

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Homosexuality is Genetics

- One of the most disputable issues among society nowadays is homosexuality. Is it sin and genetic virus that we have to prevent or just personal choice and a right to be different. But on the other hand it is also unnatural genetic mistake that should be prevented in order not to spoil the whole humankind. The other factor that can not be ignored is religion that claims homosexuality to be one of the unforgivable sins ever and prohibit such transgenics to exist within society, but does religion imply that people are entitled to judge and punish each other....   [tags: argumentative]

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Karl Marx 's The Communist Manifesto And Sigmund Freud 's Civilization

- Thinkers and philosophers have been pondering misery since the dawn of civilization. At the dawn of humanity, humans existed to survive and reproduce; every day was a struggle. However, with the advent of civilization, humanity has moved further and further away from its original evolutionary drives, and it can be argued by secular thinkers that humans exist now to find happiness. Therefore, misery can be seen as the biggest obstacle to human happiness, yet misery itself is a mystery to many. Karl Marx’s The Communist Manifesto and Sigmund Freud’s Civilization and its Discontents put forth the authors’ opinions on the origins of mortal misery, and suggest methods to solve the problem of mis...   [tags: Karl Marx, Marxism, Socialism, Communism]

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Why Natural Law Theory Is an Inadequate Criticism of Homosexuality

- Albert Einstein one said, "Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen."(Quotations,162) There is some truth to what he said in relation to Natural Law Theory. It would seem that Natural Law is based at least in part on common sense. This essay will attempt to discredit the Theory of Natural Law on these grounds, as well as proving that it is inapplicable when judging the ethical value of homosexuality, and discrediting homosexuality as a "perversion." Act utilitarianism depicts the argument more clearly, because there are certain semantic inconsistencies with Kantian ethical Theory that will be discussed further on....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Homophobia in Africa

- 5pm: in a country not far from the Gulf of Guinea coast a boy named Richard is lying on a boat looking at the stars, he wonders, “I still love Robert, why did I follow mother’s advice in marrying this woman, why?” He is so immersed in his thoughts that when his wife calls him in to the house to eat he doesn’t notice. Richard is from Cameroon and by the age of 22 was forced to marry Antoniette because of his “upcoming femininity personality”. Mohammed, a young bank treasurer, is from Senegal and he questions everyday why his mother keeps on stopping from seeing Humad, a future CEO and Mohammed’s best friend....   [tags: homosexuality, sexual orientation, culture]

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Education: Learning Environments

- Learning environments that effectively meet the needs of adult students build upon the wealth of knowledge in the classroom, are student-driven, and have direct application to the problems of the adult's everyday life. In this essay, I will reflect upon a traditional learning experience that I experienced as an early college student. Additionally, using Knowles' theory of adult learning, I will consider how the experience could have been adapted. Traditional Learning Context As a 17 year old in the mid 1990s, I enrolled in an introductory psychology course at a private religious college in central Virginia....   [tags: adult, homosexuality, motivation]

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Hate Crimes Committed Against Gays

- Hate crimes committed against gays, lesbians, bisexuals, or transgendered individuals constitute the third-highest category of hate crimes reported to the FBI. Earlier studies by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute, including an analysis of 21 different local surveys between 1980 and 1991, found widespread discrimination across the country against gay men and lesbians. According to the report, as many as 44 percent of respondents in some cities reported employment discrimination as a result of their sexual orientation....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, LGBT social movements]

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Born Gay: Truth and Circumstances.

- For years homosexuality in the United States of America has been looked down upon by citizens, religions, and even politicians. The homosexual culture, or the LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender), has been demoralized and stuck out and lashed against by the Heterosexual community time and time again. To better understand the LGBT community we must first grasp the concept of Sexual Orientation. Sexual orientation is a term used to describe a person’s physical, sexual, and romantic attraction to another person, whether they be Male or Female....   [tags: homosexuality in the US]

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Critical Controversy : Do Defense Mechanisms Underlie Homophobia

- ... I suggest Defense mechanisms can be brought to play with someone who is prejudiced and affecting their attitudes and behavior by operating at an insentient level and helping ward unpleasant feelings or make good things feel great for the individual. A specific defense mechanism that can be brought to play is the reaction formation. This is where the person goes on beyond denial and acts in the opposite way which he or she is thinking about or feels. By using this reaction formation the id is well pleased and leaving the ego in ignorance of the true intentions....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual intercourse]

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The Theory And Perception Of Implicit Cognition

- ... Upon taking the Implicit Association Test, I understood there is space to the individual thought, through positive or negative cultural or social influence. In order to understand my test results, I found it helpful to rely on Freud’s theories of Personality, including his studies about the id, ego and superego and defense mechanisms. The results of my Gay-Straight Implicit Association Test were surprising at first. As a gay man, I realized I was inclined to like gay people from the start, but I did not expect the results to equal a strong automatic preference for Gay People compared to Straight People....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Bisexuality]

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Normal and Abnormal Sexual Behaviors

- People have different opinions and ideas about normal or abnormal sexual behaviors. Sex is common all over the world, and all people are interested in it. The most common disorders are homosexuality, sexual dysfunctions, and sexual deviation. The only reason why these disorders are considered unusual is due to the norm established by society, but they are not necessarily abnormal. Sexual orientation describes patterns of sexual and romantic attraction towards someone else. It is said that one pole attracts the other, but in this case, it does not work like that....   [tags: homosexuality, dysfunctions, deviation]

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Is Being Accurate The Same As Being Reliable?

- ... During this stage we direct feelings of lust and love onto another person this stage begins during puberty. Individuals who are stuck in this stage are immature, are sexually deviated and neurotic (Allen, 2006, p.36). Describe the big differences between how Jung (projection) and Freud (repressed) view the subconscious. Freud view the subconscious as three interacting systems: ID, Ego and Superego. The most basic of the three systems is the ID. The ID is driven by primal instincts such as impulse and pleasure....   [tags: Personality psychology, Sigmund Freud, Anal stage]

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Sexual Orientation : A Psychological Phenomenon That Is Still Relatively Inconclusive

- ... However, despite the prevalence of bisexuality throughout history, it is still relatively misunderstood. Bisexuality is often referred to as the ‘forgotten’ sexual orientation, and some are still claiming that true bisexuality is impossible. In the many gay rights movements and protests dating from the 60’s to the present, prominent bisexuality representatives have been virtually nonexistent. In the media, few women, and even fewer men, openly identify as bisexual. Bisexuality has been around for hundreds or years, yet is still heavily misunderstood, even today....   [tags: Sexual orientation, Homosexuality, Bisexuality]

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Homosexuality : Homosexuality And Homosexuality

- In modern society, people often look to other to define who they should be, what they should look like, or even how they think. Often time, religion seem to play a big part in these discussions. Homosexuality being one of the main topics discussed and why it’s wrong within religion. Having someone telling others what to think and who to love is wrong. Even though, same sex marriage is legal throughout America, homosexuality would never be accepted nor justified within religion. A lot of cultures take homosexuality in a different light, though for many centuries, homosexuality plus religion have been argued to be sinful....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, Marriage]

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Case Study Journal Nine : Dean White

- Case Study Journal Nine Dean White is a 16 year old white sophomore at George Washington Carver High School, and he lives in the semirural South. Dean lives with his father, who own an auto repair job. His parents are divorced, and they have both remarried. Dean’s mother lives in another state, and Dean’s school work started to go downhill when his parents divorced, and Dean’s grades picked up to a “C” since then. Dean’s father has not encouraged him to go to college, and his father told him he could work at his auto repair job....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, High school]

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The Issue Of Same Sex Marriage

- Among issues that humanity is trying to deal with, same-sex marriage, also referred to as gay marriage, is one controversial issue argued everywhere, and as our society evolves, what used to be considered as taboo years ago is just becoming normal subjects. People’s opinions about same-sex marriage have greatly changed with time, and the reality today is that its legalization is strongly supported by approximately 54 % of the population of the United States compared to 1996 which was approximately 24 % (Pew Research)....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality, Marriage]

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Sexual Abberations

- In Freud’s view, we all have a sexual desire that needs to be found and fulfilled. As soon as we are born, we try to find ways to please ourselves. He believes that the act of sex should not be shunned, but instead it should be accepted as a natural part of life. According to Freud, sexual aberrations are the result of our upbringing and our dissatisfied infantile sexuality. Around the time Nazis were persecuting homosexuals, Freud seemed fairly sympathetic towards the homosexuals. He believes that we are all born attracted to men and women but as the result of our upbringing, we can become either heterosexual or homosexual....   [tags: Sigmund Freud, sexual desire, sexuality]

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Development and Transition Markers for Homosexuality

- Introduction It is the duty of social workers to advocate for vulnerable and oppressed groups. Becoming aware of the life span development of various cultures, nationalities, ethnicities, social classes, and diverse forms of families enables social workers to identify areas that are unique and require further research. Learning about the unique aspects of various cultures and social classes also provide social workers with an enhanced understanding and ideas for social work implications on a micro and macro level in efforts to improve the wellbeing of the clients....   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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Homosexuality: A Pesky Problem

- It is a sad sight indeed to walk throughout our magnificent towns and cities and find our eyes settle upon blights of the landscape. These childless, unnatural, and frightening “people”, who turn a keen eye upon those of the same sex, are a smudge upon our otherwise immaculate canvas. Many of those who count their profession amongst science have shined a privy light upon this queer behavior, and their findings are quite consistent, specifically that there is something not quite “right” with such folk....   [tags: Homosexuality]

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Homosexuality Is Not A Choice

- "My own experience taught me much about 'choice ' in sexual orientation. I knew I was 'different ' at age 13, despite growing up in the relentlessly heterosexual America of the 1940s." This quote is from Patricia Nell Warren, she knew she was gay since she was 13 years old, however, instead of coming out she was forced to hind who she was. She ended up getting married at the age of 18 and remained married for 16 years, denying her inner reality. She even attempted therapy to rid herself for her homosexual feelings, but those failed as well leaving her helpless....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Heterosexuality]

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The Debate of Homosexuality

- In recent years the debate of homosexuality has become even more of a hot topic due to the media and politics of California’s Proposition 8 and various acts similar to it in other states. These acts are being created to legalize same-sex marriages and domestic partnerships. As of right now, the United States has six states that have signed such acts. The biggest issue involving these acts are should they be passed on the basis that there is a cure for homosexuality. If there is a cure there wouldn’t be any need for these acts....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]

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Is Homosexuality An Option?

- Is Homosexuality an option. Are we born to be automatically attracted to the opposite sex, or does society force it. How could one government declare itself democratic if they don’t allow homosexual couples. In the middle of all the attention, it is critical to understand how these individuals feel. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among young people ages 10 to 24 and 25% of them were reported to be homosexuals. The reason these numbers are so high could be because of how ignorant and uneducated people are about the subject....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Heterosexuality]

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Is Homosexuality A Choice?

- A word “Homosexual” have always been there from the beginning but it was hidden somewhere due to the lack of person’s knowledge in old era, for example we still have some ancient mythologies of 18th century where in the abstract we could clearly see a homosexual conductance. It’s been hyped and disclosed by the media and then it spread later on. But even in today’s fast world there are also few people who feel ashamed of claiming there selves a homosexual because they think it’s something inappropriate, but research has proven this kind of feeling could also change their interests into a normal straight person....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual intercourse, Religion]

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Homosexuality in the Film Latter Days and in Sexual Perversion by Nagel

- From the assigned readings and film, I felt that I have gained a better understanding on one of the most controversial types of relationships, homosexuality. The topic of homosexuality isn’t easy to openly talk about but it is important as philosophy students, to have an open-mind about topics that we don’t partake in. Doing so allows us to promote new ways of thinking about the world around us and see them in a whole new light. In this personal response paper, I will discuss homosexuality in connection with the film Latter Days to determine why a homosexual relationship can meet Kant’s criteria for acceptable love as mentioned in Ruse’s essay, “Is Homosexuality Bad Sexuality?”, as well as w...   [tags: Homosexuality]

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Inside the Head of Sigmund Freud

- Among the top minds of the 20th century lie many great men who have devoted their lives to research in order to conclude an achievement of everyday remembrance as well in providing useful and technical information that will advance us in the future. Amongst these men lie Karl Marx, Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, and Marie Curie. One name who is highly debated and criticized for his theories is neurologist Sigmund Freud. Arguments take place in order to prove Sigmund’s authenticity and the level of influence that he contributed....   [tags: Freud, psychology, ]

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Passive Male Homosexuality in Pre-Christian Scandinavia

- “The love that dare not speak its name” truly was a mute love in pre-Christian Norse society. The Norse viewed male homosexual intercourse through a curious (by modern American standards) dichotic lens. Similarly to Roman and Greek societies, the Norse attached no great negative stigma or condemnatory connotations to the idea itself of homosexual intercourse. However, the Vikings intensely disapproved of free men taking the passive role in any male-male sexual acts. Norse society regarded passivity in all penetrative intercourse as intrinsically related to unmanly, and therefore feminine, behavior....   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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Homosexuality And Its Effects On Society

- "Was I born like this?" This question is inevitably asked by homosexuals (also referred to as gays) worldwide. Homosexuality is often defined as the preference of or the attraction to people of the same sex. According to a study performed by Indiana University, roughly 8% of men and 7% of women identify as gay (Reece). However, there is no widely-accepted study concerning whether or not people are born gay, or if homosexuality is developed postnatally. Those who advocate the former assume that genes and prenatal hormones cause homosexuality....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT]

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Homosexuality As A Sin Against God

- Homosexuality today is widely accepted by a majority of the world, but there are still many different views about homosexuality. Many of these views come from a religious point a view, and regard homosexuality as a sin against god. Another view is from a natural stand point, or a biological view of the subject, and is a genetic mistake. Lastly there are the views that accept homosexuality just as it is, and see nothing wrong with it. One argument against homosexuality is from religion, and despite some belief, not all religions condemn homosexuality....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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Homosexuality Of Television And Music Industry

- ... Discrimination molds society’s attitude on homosexuality into thinking negatively about LGBTQ members. Most people are afraid to have their own views because they are afraid to be the only one to stand up for the LGBTQ community. Bruce Vilanch, author of “That’s Myth Tom to you”, states we have to discard the fear of homophobes so we can divert our attention from negativity (Bruce). Being a positive leader can change the lives of the LGBTQ community for the better. On another note, there are people who are actually open to homosexuals and homosexuality in television....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT]

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Homosexuality And Its Effects On Society

- Since the first eukaryotes appeared, all living things have been reproducing primarily by a female and male union. Contrary to popular belief, there were other sexual relationships other than between opposite sexes. Homosexuality has baffled most of humanity as it seemingly goes against Mother Nature. While societies such as Ancient Greece viewed it as completely natural and it was a social custom, others viewed it with much resentment and considered it abnormal. Some want to treat this natural phenomenon as just another mental disease and cure it with therapy, while others think that if you engage in homosexual activities you will spend your after life in the fiery lakes of hell....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation]

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Homosexuality And Its Effects On Society

- ... Both parties were encouraged to treat the relationship seriously (Pflugfelder 39-42). According to Gregory Pflugfelder, monks were even considered to have a preference for male prostitutes. Eventually, this ‘practice’ was spread towards the warrior class of Japan where relationships between an adult man and young boy also took place. It was customary for a boy to undergo training in martial arts by an experienced adult. If the boy agreed, the man would take the boy as his lover in a relationship know as a “brotherhood contract”....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual intercourse, LGBT]

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Homosexuality Is Not Be Cured By Casey Sanchez

- rationale was for him to associate attraction to men with nausea making homosexuality so repulsive that he would become straight. Within three days of admission Clegg-Hill was dead (Tatchell). Even though these practices have hurt, or even killed some of their “patients,” there are still some survivors, and journalists that have proven that conversion therapy does not work. In her article “Homosexuality Cannot Be Cured,” Casey Sanchez argues that reparative camps are damning the LGBT community. She profiles a former ex- gay minister John Smid....   [tags: Sexual orientation, Homosexuality, LGBT]

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Homosexuality And Its Impact On Society

- One of the most widely discussed current events in our society is homosexuality. It seems as though everybody has an opinion about this subject, whether they are for, against, or even confused by it. Christians are no exception to this rule. Views of homosexuality vary between and within denominations and their congregations. Some churches adamantly protest allowing homosexuals the right to get married, while others prominently display an image of a rainbow flag in front of their building, assuring passersby that people of all sexual orientations are welcome to their church....   [tags: LGBT, Homosexuality, Christianity, Protestantism]

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The Battle Of Homosexuality As A Choice

- Research regarding current articles related to the battle of homosexuality as a choice, or birth gene. Exploration of scientific evidence and experiments, revolving over the pieces found within both, human and animal chromosomes, contained in individuals sharing the homosexuality lifestyle. Furthermore, discerning the objectives and viewpoints of both sides regarding the argument; morality vs science. Ultimately, my essay’s research shall update readers upon the current forefront issues, experiments conducted, viewpoints, and trending thoughts....   [tags: Sexual orientation, Homosexuality, Human sexuality]

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The Catholic Church Catechism On Homosexuality

- ... The sexual expression of love is expected to allow the development of a new life. Due to these aspects, the Catholic Church has rejected homosexual involvements. The Catholic Church has a mission to introduce a challenging apparition and ethic of marriage and human sexuality (Maher et.al, 86). However, the church is cognizant that these teachings can be difficult for individuals to emulate. When encountered by failure, the church is expected to implement their pastoral morals by not alienating those brazened out with failures, but instead they enable them to comprehend and agree to the doctrine given by God....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual intercourse, Morality]

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The Discussion of Homosexuality in Comic Books

- The discussion of homosexuality in comic books has a long history, reaching back to 1954, when German-American psychiatrist Frederick Wertham published Seduction of the Innocent, a book that warned about the negative effect of popular literature. The book was a minor bestseller and was taken seriously at the time, creating alarm in parents with the claim that reading the crime-, superhero- and horror comics that contain descriptions of violence, sex, drug use and other adult themes, children will be encouraged to similar behavior (Wikipedia)....   [tags: homosexuality, comic books]

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Should Homosexuality Be Legal Or Not?

- ... “Attitudes serving an experiential function assist heterosexuals in making sense of their previous interactions with the” homosexual community (Herek “Sexual” 2013). Individuals, most of the time, will hold opinions of the homosexual community from their interactions in the past with them. If the interaction was poor their views may be poor and vice versa (Herek “Sexual” 2013). Sexual prejudice can only serve an experiential function when a heterosexual has knowingly had personal contact with gay men or lesbians....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT]

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Homosexuality And Human Sexual Orientation

- Homosexuality and Genetics Homosexuality in men and women has become more open to discussion to study in the past couple of decades that it has come to questioning whether if homosexuality is more genetic based rather that it is “chosen” as what Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, believed it to be “absolutely a choice” (qtd. in Ghose). As scientists are testing and studying this hypothesis, three of the most influential studies that have been documented were by Simon LeVay, studying brain differences in heterosexuals and homosexuals, Michael Bailey and Richard Pillard on twin brothers and sisters, and finally Dean H....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT]

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Homosexuality and the Right to Form a Family

- Throughout history people who manifested an attraction for others of the same sex usually have gone through a lot of maltreatments, discrimination, and have often been regarded as “sexual deviants.” Relationships between people of the same sex have been present since the beginning of history. Their lives have not always been easy, because they have been persecuted and sometimes even forced to go through a psychiatric evaluation. At the same time, in order to gain their rights and dignity, they had to take their fight to the legal system because as George Chauncey, a professor of history at Yale University mentioned, “although most people recognize that gay life was difficult before growth of...   [tags: Homosexuality, Marriage, Legalization]

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Homosexuality and the Anglican Church

- In recent years, the issue of homosexuality has been a controversial and frequently discussed topic within the Anglican tradition. The Lambeth conference is an assembly of bishops of the Anglican Communion and is convened by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The conference allows for a collaborative and consultation function which allows for relevant issues to be discussed within the communion (“Lambeth Conferences”). The argument over homosexuality was discussed predominately as a communion wide issue at the 1998 Lambeth conference, and it was concluded that homosexual practice was “incompatible with scripture” (“Lambeth Conferences”)....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]

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Homosexuality Is Not Against God

- Homosexuality is out of the norm in the society compared to heterosexuality, which is the sexual preference that is always portrayed to be the good one. In the Catholic religion there has always been a debate whether if God is against or not about homosexuality. Homosexuality is not against God. By analyzing Bible passages that mentions homosexuality, Jesus’ teachings, Christian ethics, and surveys taken in workplace that shows discrimination against homosexuality, then it will become evident that God is not opposed to homosexuality....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Christianity]

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The Theory Of Sigismund Schlomo Freud

- Sigismund Freud Theory Sigismund Schlomo Freud was born in 1856 on May the 6th. He grew up in the Freiberg, which is located in Austria nowadays, and presently it is called Pribor in the Czech Republic. When he was twenty- two his name changed to Sigmund Freud. Additionally, he is the son of a deeply religious Jewish father and his father was encouraging him to learn more about Hebrew Scriptures. Freud was the oldest of eight children (Nystul, 2011) p.163. Boeree indicated that, “His father was a wool merchant with a keen mind and a good sense of humor....   [tags: Sigmund Freud, Psychosexual development]

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Causes Of Homosexuality : Inborn Or Developed?

- ... Others, claim to have changed their orientation, or to have developed desires over their lifetime due to past experiences. Both assertions are can be entirely true, however, people are more likely to choose the side that is considered to be more acceptable within the LGBT community, and the general public. For example, it is commonly considered to be more more “acceptable” or “normal” for an individual to create a reason behind their homosexuality rather than admit they simply chose to act upon the desire....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT, Gay]

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The Hypothalamus, Hormones and Homosexuality

- Human sexuality is an aspect in everyone’s life whether they realize it or not. Let’s take Batman and Robin, for instance. They were the first cartoon characters accused of “sexual practices.” Fred Wertherm, a psychologist, studied sexuality in comic books and recorded the sexual behaviors between Batman and Robin. He noted these two characters as two men who wore capes and loved wearing tights- not the most masculine qualities. Batman and Robin also lived together. When they were at home, they would lounge around in gowns....   [tags: Homosexuality, Academic Essays]

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Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality

- Calling for a Re-Write Homosexuality has been a controversial topic for hundreds of years now and has grown in awareness and acceptance over time. Past mentions of the subject can even be seen in older works of literature and art although it was not easily found because of the lack of understanding or “Androgynous” context, according to author, John Boswell author of, Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality. It was not until the past 50 or so years that same sex marriage and gay rights began to make a huge up rise and today is seen as common and for the most part socially acceptable....   [tags: John Boswell, Homosexuality]

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Homosexuality : Good Or Bad?

- Homosexuality in America: Good or Bad American society has always been divided when it comes to the topic of homosexuality. Homosexuality is more widely accepted today than it was several years ago, but some people still treat homosexuals like outcasts and discriminate against them in many areas. Not all of America has adopted the idea that homosexuality is okay and even normal. However, more have become tolerant. This issue is far more than just a religious battle. Everyone has their own opinions and beliefs, and they have the right to do so, but it is still important for America to be open-minded to people of different statuses and beliefs....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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The Argument Against Homosexuality Marriage

- Ever since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a “constitutional right” to Same-Sex Marriage, religious opponents of gay marriage placed the decision as “profoundly immortal and unjust” (nytimes.com). Using the idea of religious along with Saunders’ sense of satire, he indicated religious beliefs toward Same-Sex-Marriage that “He did not want men marrying men, or women marrying women, but also what He did not want, in my view, was feminine men marrying masculine women” (Saunders, 67). Bringing in the use of religions in Saunders’ responses, we can see that he is intentionally mocking the majority of religious followers who opposed to gay marriage at the time when this issue rise among the so...   [tags: Homosexuality, Gender, Sexual orientation]

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Homosexuality Is A Controversial Topic

- Homosexuality is a controversial topic within many circles. There are those that take the view of being against homosexuality. This dislike or even hatred of gay people is known as homophobia. Homophobia comes in varying degrees, from stereotyping the gay community to thinking that gay people are evil. These varying cases of homophobia result in stereotyping, bans on gay marriage and adoption, and hate crimes and bullying which are all very harmful to the gay community as a whole. Minorities have stereotypes that are widely believed, regardless of the actual validity of the thought....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation]

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Freud's Theory of Dreaming and Repression

- The relationship between dreaming and repression is complex and requires thorough understanding of Freud’s theory thus it is better to get to know some of the terms and concepts Freud raises in study of dreams. As all the information is gathered, it is believed that the wish as fulfilled is shown only in a state of repression during sleep. It is universally known that dreams are full of meanings and emotions. In Freud’s theory, all dreams are wish fulfillments or at least attempts at wish fulfillment....   [tags: repression, dreaming, psychology, freud, ]

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Homosexuality: Two Sides of the Debate

- In today’s society, it is impossible to go two weeks without seeing a headline detailing a recently proposed law regarding same-sex marriages or a news report depicting a mildly influential individual being publicly crucified for expressing degrading comments about homosexuality. Despite the commotion that surrounds the issue, I believe that it is not that complicated of a topic. Personally, I believe that the dispute should be separated into two distinct situations with two distinct solutions. On one hand, you have a political debate....   [tags: same-sex marriage, homosexuality in the church]

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The Anti Homosexuality Act Of Uganda

- The Anti-Homosexuality Act in Uganda As many as 70 countries around the world make it illegal for adults to engage in consensual homosexual acts. Homosexuality has been dealt differently within countries and societies, with some granting full marriage rights and others making homosexuality punishable by death. Gays worldwide experience several forms of hate towards them in their life time, whether it being a form of discrimination, abuse, abandonment, etc. Many also have to live secret lives to protect themselves from violent acts that are being brought upon them....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Law, Human rights]

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The Symptom Of Symptom From Freud

- About the Symptom from Freud CHENG CHENG K1439597 What is Symptom A symptom, differing from inhibition according to Freud, denotes pathological processes while inhibition, on another plane, relates to function with out a necessary relation to a pathological implication even a inhibition may be a symptom as well. The word symptom is employed when some unusual changes or a new phenomenon has been undergone by a function rather than simply normal restriction of a function. Inhibition is the expression of a ‘restriction of an ego-function’ which has been either imposed as a measure of precaution to avoid a conflict with the id or the super-ego, or a result brought by an impoverishment of ener...   [tags: Sigmund Freud, The Ego and the Id]

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Homosexuality And The Middle Of The Spectrum

- “However, consider the words of Dr. Albert Mohler... If scientists find a biological cause for homosexuality, he urges Christians to support seeking a prenatal 'cure '” (Armour, 2010, p. 109). This is where religion comes into play with homosexuals being who they are throughout their whole life. There are many strict religions that will not allow homosexuals, so within these religions if parents can somehow make sure that their children will not become a homosexual prenatally than they might just do that....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual intercourse, Gay, LGBT]

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Psychoanalytic Criticism : Sigmund Freud

- Psychoanalytic Criticism Sigmund Freud was an explorer of the human mind and the unconscious desires that are embedded in the brain. In his method of psychoanalysis, he explained human behavior. The most important aspects of psychoanalysis are the unconscious desires, the id, ego, super ego, and the Oedipus complex. Also included are the aspects of dreams, defenses, and the influence of childhood experiences. Freud also used his theory to treat psychological disorders. Psychoanalysis can be seen in literature if the reader can ask the right questions while analyzing....   [tags: Sigmund Freud, Psychosexual development]

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The Life Of Sigmund Freud

- ... This led Freud to become bitter and disappointed, but Freud’s determination of cocaine becoming a type of drug that could be used for medical purposes faded away, when he realized that cocaine was addictive. The possibility for academic careers in the area of scientific research was poor and particularly for a Jew that lived in Vienna, Freud financially had very little he could use for psychological research in his neurology private practice and so, when he got married to Martha in 1886, he had given up on this idea....   [tags: Psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, Psychology]

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The Issue Of Homosexuality And The United States

- According to biblical texts, in the beginning, God created the first man, Adam and made him a woman, Eve. He gave Adam a woman, not a man, so that the human race can maintain a man/woman relationship. For thousands of years homosexuality has been misconduct or in the church’s case, sin. We are continuously beset with this controversial topic and have since reached a point where homosexuality is more open and more accepted than ever. Now, gay men and women fight for the right to be legally married in the United States....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, LGBT]

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The Controversy over Homosexuality

- In today’s society there are topics that can be uncomfortable and foreign to us, things we don’t necessarily think we need to know about unless it proves necessary. One of these topics is Homosexuality, a sometimes difficult topic to discuss, but important all the same. So what does it mean to be a homosexual, and how is it defined. Well, a person is said to be homosexual if he or she is romantically attracted to members of the same gender, or sex. Usually, the terms “gay” and “lesbian” are used to refer to homosexual men and women....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]

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Sigmund Freud : A Father Of Psychology

- One of the many definitions of father is an important figure in the origin and early history of something. Therefore it is incredibly fitting to call Sigmund Freud a father of psychology. From an early age Freud 's obvious intelligence hinted that an impressive future was ahead of him. In in addition to an extremely awe-inspiring childhood Freud also had an equally impressive adult adult life with the publication of over 320 books, articles and essays along with the title as father behind countless theories in modern-day psychology including The Conscious and Unconscious Mind, The Id, Ego and Superego, Life and Death Instincts, and Psychosexual Development....   [tags: Sigmund Freud, Unconscious mind, Psychology]

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Is Homosexuality Morally Immoral?

- ... Acting on behaviors because they are innate does not make these behaviors morally justifiable just like not acting on innate behaviors justifies the immorality of the situation. Inside individual should not forget that we are humans and that every action we act on is not simply because we want to and that we also do things we don 't desire to do. We are born possessing many traits and behaviors but this does not conclude that acting upon our desires is right or wrong. If we were to act upon everything that we initially wish to do, there would be much havoc in the world....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Homosexuality, Religion]

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Is Homosexuality Morally Wrong?

- ... He continues on to say that the natural purpose of a human’s genitals, as predisposed by the world’s evolution, is for penis in vagina intercourse. He clarifies that homosexual intercourse uses methods that are not penis in vagina. Homosexual sex uses only body parts not normally used during the natural evolutionary form of intercourse. He takes a large leap through deductive reasoning to say that, consequently since having homosexual intercourse is using one’s genitals for a purpose they were not naturally designed for, then said person will be unhappy in his life....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual intercourse]

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Christians Should Not Damn Homosexuality

- ... The dependent was supposed to be a woman. Two men together meant one needed to be submissive. Jewish condemnation of homosexuality has little to do with the act and more to do with popular beliefs of the time. Secondly, Christians need to look at the time period of the Bible. The idea of sexual orientation did not even exist when the Bible was written. “The concept of sexual orientation, including homosexual orientation, had to wait another nineteen centuries to be formulated (Hultgren).” Not just a couple decades passed before the sexual orientation was created, nineteen centuries went by....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Gender, LGBT]

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Digging Deep: Homosexuality Revealed

- Did you know that homosexuality is not a mental or emotional disorder. Homosexuality has become quite a controversial topics amongst our society. Most people who realize they are homosexual are too scared to admit to the public who they really are. Then you have others who are openly confident about their sexuality as gay or lesbian. This issue has become more and more talked about and has developed multiple media acknowledgements. Homosexuality can be broken down into several different views. For those who do not understand or are unfamiliar with why a person is homosexual tend to ask an array of questions....   [tags: Controversial Topic, Society, Homosexuality]

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The Theories of Sigmund Freud

- Sigmund Freud, known as the father of psychology, has developed some of the first theories of modern psychology. One of his well known theories is the structural model of the psyche. According to Freud, most of what drives humans is buried in the unconscious mind. There are three main forces that drive humans: the id, the ego, and the super-ego. The id is the sum of basic personal needs and desires. It is completely selfish and has no care for sensibility or reality. It strives for what it wants, when it wants it with no other considerations and is primarily concerned with sex....   [tags: Freud's Theories, Philosophy]

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Homosexuality Is A Major Sin

- In the beginning of time, God created Adam, who is a man, in his very own image. Then God made Eve, from a rib from Adam, who is a woman. He gave Adam Eve, who is a woman and not a man, so that the human race can maintain and multiply by procreating. For many many years homosexuality has been a sin or wrongfulness in many, if not all, religions. Not only are we continually bombarded with this controversial topic we have also reached a point where homosexuality is more open and widely received than it has ever been before....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, LGBT]

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Homosexuality: Nature vs. Nurture

- Over the years, there has been a debate whether homosexuality is due to nature or nurture. In other words, are you born gay, or do you become gay. Scientists look into its background and origins of homosexuality. Some believe it is developmental or some have even tried to diagnose a disorder back originally. There are many valid points to either side that can be discussed and much information to be researched about this topic. On one hand, people may say that you are born gay due to your genetic makeup because they always seem to know that they have been gay; on the other hand some people may argue that your surroundings sway you to become gay because some people may not come out until their...   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]

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Homosexuality Is Born Or Made?

- ... Individuals who did not support homosexuality continued to be repulsed by homosexual actions and were not pleased by the idea of homosexuals being treated as their equals. A number of U.S. states repealed sexually restrictive laws during this decade -- laws that had criminalized same-sex behavior as misdemeanors or felonies. These laws were called by various names: anti-sodomy, unnatural intercourse, crimes against nature, sexual misconduct, and "abominable crime of buggery" laws. In 1975, The Vatican stated that "homosexual orientation (feelings) were not wrong, because one 's orientation is not a matter of choice; it is something that is not chosen....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Sexual orientation, Gay]

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Opposing Viewpoints on Homosexuality

- Homosexuality is one of the most controversial issues in today’s society. This practice was not acceptable a long time ago. Now, this is a common trend and people are learning to accept and deal with this issue. However, many people have different perspectives on this issue. Ellen Friedrichs and Trayce Hensen are two of many that have opposing viewpoints on homosexuality whether a family does not have to include a mother and father or a family must include a mother and father. Ellen Friedrichs is the author of A Family Does Not Have to Include a Mother and Father....   [tags: homosexuality, parenting, children]

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Homosexuality and Human Rights

- Have you ever been treated so unfairly, but knew there was very little you could do to change it. If so, then you know exactly how many of the homosexuals in the world feel about the right to marry. Many homosexuals feel that this right has been kept just out of reach for them, due to others who despise them. These individuals believe that being gay is wrong, immoral and disgusting; but this is definitely not the case. Gay marriage should be allowed in the United States because this decision supports the idea of equal rights, the effectiveness of children with homosexual parents, and this act would do no harm to society....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive, marriage]

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Freud 's Theory Of Psychology

- Freud’s Theory Samantha Romano College of The Canyons Submitted in fulfillment as one of the requirements for Psych 101 November 2015 Freud’s Theories have been widely discredited in regards to a psychological standpoint, but many argue his findings remain relevant. Although he is still discussed in Universities, Freud 's theories are no longer taught in Psychology classes. While Freud 's theories have been antiquated and may be obsolete, he still poses many important psychological questions....   [tags: Psychology, Sigmund Freud, Unconscious mind]

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Sigmund Freud 's On Narcissism

- In this explanatory essay, I will lead the reader through Freud’s “On Narcissism,” explaining his ideas without the complicated jargon of psychoanalysis so that even a reader with no experience with Freud or post-Freudians could understand. I will also draw from other psychoanalysts and academics who have touched on narcissism in their works. This is not an academic paper with a thesis or even a “logical” flow of ideas. Instead, it is a fragmented collection of short paragraphs of some of the important ideas of Freud’s work, “On Narcissism,” using post-Freudians to add depth and clarity....   [tags: Sigmund Freud, Psychoanalysis, Jacques Lacan]

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Freud 's Attack On Christianity

- Freud’s Attack on Christianity Religion has been a controversial topic among philosophers and in this paper I am focusing on Christianity. There have been many critiques on Christianity throughout history and the two philosophers I am concentrating on are Marx and Nietzsche. I also will look at how Freud’s concept of illusions was influenced by Marx and Nietzsche in his attack on Christianity. My goal of this essay is to identify the influence Marx and Nietzsche had on Freud’s critique of Christianity and define an illusion and discover whether or not illusions are helpful and good or bad for humans....   [tags: Philosophy, Religion, Sigmund Freud, Atheism]

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Freud, From The Interpretation Of Dreams

- Freud, From The Interpretation of Dreams 1. Children can suffer from psychoneurotics based on their relationship with their parents. a. If a child finds himself in love with one parent and hating the other, this can be considered a sign of neurosis. b. These feelings can occur in normal children, however, the feelings are not nearly as intense. c. In psychology, this behavior is part of the Oedipus complex. 2. In the trilogy written by Sophocles, Oedipus is the son of Laius and Jocasta....   [tags: Sigmund Freud, Unconscious mind, Oedipus]

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Homosexuality, Lgbt, And Gay Marriage

- Homosexuality, LGBT community, and gay marriage, are all terms that are commonly heard in the news today. Whether it is a protest, a pride march, or simply a marriage license, the members of these groups are making themselves heard. There are mainly two groups concerning this movement. There is the group in support, and the group against. The question asked, “Is homosexuality immoral?” Not only that question, but also the more complicated one of why. According to a poll taken earlier this year by Statista, 63% of Americans believe gay or lesbian relations to be morally acceptable....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage, United States]

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Freud 's Theory Of Personality

- Freud’s theory of personality/theory of mind as an energy system has merit to it, as one would expect from the “father of psychoanalysis.” I agree with one of his core ideas that there is a limited amount of energy available meaning that energy allotted for one activity means there will be energy deprived for another. I also agree with the fundamental idea that the mind is always attempting to achieve a state of quiescence, much like the body, minds have their own version of homeostasis. In social psychology I was taught about one’s constant need to avoid mental discord and to reduce discord if experienced, a social twist on one of Freud’s ideas....   [tags: Sigmund Freud, Psychoanalysis, Jacques Lacan]

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