The term Psychoanalysis covers a broad class of scientific methods. These methods are perhaps the best definition of psychoanalysis as a practical process, used to analyze mental conditions, subconscious mental states, and psychological medical conditions, usually in the form of extended studies. Psychoanalysis uses various forms of test, interviews and study methods to interpret and diagnose psychological issues.
Examples of Psychoanalysis:
|Rorschach Test: Ink blot test used for associative response tests.|
The 'psychologist's couch' interviews: Extended case studies in which personal issues are discussed in depth.
Dream interpretation: Pioneered by Jung, analysis of dream events as psychoanalytical tool to probe subconscious issues.