The Psychology of Ego-Involvements: Social Attitudes & Identifications

By Muzafer Sherif; Hadley Cantril | Go to book overview

CHAPTER 14
THE EGO IN PSYCHOANALYSIS

In casually patterned societies a social lag is created by the impact of technological developments on established institutional controls; on religious, political, and economic ideology; and on norms of behavior. This is reflected in the turmoil that goes on within the individual when he tries to make a satisfactory life adjustment. Personal dilemmas, uncertainties, and crises are invariable by-products of periods of social change. In recent years, laymen who have wanted some "scientific" help in meeting their personal problems have turned to psychology. The psychology they appeal to is very often some form of psychoanalysis. It is perhaps the only kind of psychology they have ever heard of or, at least, the only variety of psychology that seems to hold out any promise of explanation or eventual resolution of their difficulties. And many social scientists, too, quite properly thinking psychology should be able to help in accounting for anthropological, economic, or political phenomena, have turned especially to psychoanalysis and, like the layman, have tended to equate it with psychology.

Psychoanalysis has, therefore, a tremendous vogue. Its appeal seems to increase with the general acceleration of social change. This appeal comes partly from the fact that psychoanalysts have had the courage to deal with problems of general interest and concern to laymen and to social scientists, and that they attempt to explain phenomena of everyday life experienced by the individual or observed by the social scientist. The appeal is also due no doubt partly to the fact that they use a dramatic and alluring method, one that deals with "hidden" and unconscious motives, with sex and with love, with hate and with fear. Once an individual has been initiated into the psychoanalytical approach and terminology,

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