First, follow the guidelines of the two posted outlines: “Online Netiquette” and “Critical Thinking”.

First, follow the guidelines of the two posted outlines: “Online Netiquette” and “Critical Thinking” for participation in discussion forums located in the content area under the introduction module. Second, choose a journal article related to Freudian’s theories and or his psychoanalytical approach to personality, and write a brief summary about the article and post it to this discussion forum. Include the name of the article, the publication information as a reference source, and any quotes from the article, using APA formatting. Third, respond to a peer’s posting.


Online Nitiquette:

Check the discussion frequently, respond appropriately, and stay on subject.

· Provide a little background on yourself the first time you enter the discussion. For example, “My name is Mary Peterson, and I am the Program Manager of the Young People of America in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. My question to is…” or, “the most pressing issue my staff faces is…”

· Personalize your question or response. Address your message to the person by using his or her name, for example, “Mary, thanks for your suggestions on professional development opportunities for directors.”

· Be specific – identify what issue, topic, or specific statement you are asking about/responding to.

· Focus on one subject per message. It is hard to answer a question like, “I was wondering what you thought about online learning, the technology tools for online instruction, and what to do about using D2L.” Better to ask a specific question about one of these broad topics to start a “conversation.”

· Refer to the topic/message you are replying to by including the topic in your message. For example, “Hi, this is Mary again, I’m following up on the comment that was made by John about the history of distance education.”

· Invite a response to your comment by asking another open-ended question. For example, “…so that’s what they do at UWM online. What strategies have worked in other institutions that use online education?”

· No SHOUTING! – Capitalize words only to highlight a point or for titles.

· Be professional and use care when interacting online – you don’t have the ability to gauge a person’s reaction or feelings as you do in a face-to-face conversation.

· Use humor carefully – it is equally hard to gauge a reaction to your funny comment or aside – and the recipient may misinterpret your attempt to be funny as criticism.

· Identify your sources if you use quotes, references, or resources.

· Keep messages brief – no more than two or three paragraphs at a time. (Any longer and it becomes difficult to read, so plan your responses before you write them. And shorter messages encourage more people to join in to the discussion.)

· If you do post a long message, warn other readers at the beginning that it is lengthy.

· Never forward someone’s message to someone else without getting their permission first.

Join in and have fun!


Critical thinking :

Critical Thinking (Demonstrate evidence of dynamic reorganization of knowledge in meaningful and usable ways)


Analysis: Identify main ideas in readings; differentiate core ideas from supporting information; and detail and language demonstrate an understanding of the major concepts.


Evaluation: Assess information for its reliability and usefulness; discriminate between relevant and irrelevant information; determine how information can be applied in real-life; and recognize fallacies and errors in reasoning (vagueness, untruths, etc.).


Connection: Compare/contrast similarities and differences between concepts; infer unknown generalizations or principles from information or observations; use generalizations and principles to infer unstated conclusions about specific information or situations; identify causal relationships between events or objects.



Creative Thinking (Go beyond accepted knowledge to generate new knowledge)


Synthesis: Think analogically (create and use metaphors and analogies to make information more understandable); summarize main ideas in one’s own words; and plan a process (step-by-step procedure for accomplishing activity).


Imagination: Generate many ideas; predict events or actions that are caused by a set of conditions; and speculate about interesting possibilities; create mental images.


Elaboration: Expand on information by adding details, examples, or other information; modify, refine, or change ideas for different purposes; extend ideas by applying them in a different context; shift categories of thinking by assuming a different point of view; and reinforce general ideas by giving examples.





Each response must clearly tie back to the reading materials and/or course content.


You may post comments in a variety of different formats, but each response must refer back to a point or points in the material:

You may introduce scholarly references from other sources to support or highlight your perspectives.

You may discuss personal experiences, while still bringing in professional experiences.


Provide a rationale for your arguments, describe experiences, or discuss alternative perspectives within the context of the material. Therefore, each comment should explicitly connect with some aspect of the readings



Peers post: choose one


The article that I have chosen is called “Is Psychoanalysis Still Relevant Today?” by Kendra Cherry. I chose this article because it describes how Sigmund Freud has left his mark on psychology. It also talks about if psychoanalysis is still relevant or not in todays world. This is why I found it interesting.

Kendra begins speaking about how psychology has changed and how many approaches has changed since Sigmund Freud. She says “While there are a few people still left who take a purely psychoanalytical point of view, most psychologists today employ a more eclectic approach to the field of psychology. In fact, many contemporary psychologists view psychoanalysis with skepticism. Some even feel derision for Freud’s school of thought. But is this fair? In a world of psychology where the emphasis on cognitive processes, neuroscience, and bio psychology dominates, is there still room for psychoanalysis?” (Cherry, 1). In todays world we all still wonder is there still any room for anymore psychoanalysis. Of course there is but would anyone be pursuing this? She goes on to talk about psychoanalysis then and now and explains how many ways of approaching things has changed.

Cherry, K. (2016, May 4). Is Psychoanalysis Still Relevant Today. Retrieved February 07. 2016, from


2.Title: Theory of Consciousness: A Conceptual Analysis


Summary: The psychoanalytic theory was the focus of this article that attempted to view the topic from a more modern perspective. Freudian ideas are put to the test by different ways, including dream interpretation. The unconscious and conscious of one’s self are linked and connected to the relevance of this theory and its importance to this day. The article can be summed up by saying that Freudian theories of the past don’t fully agree with the modern day but many aspects of his theories of the conscious and unconscious still apply today and that’s the reason why his theories are still relevant and being taught. One of the things to point out from article was the description of an individual’s thoughts as a climate of thoughts which also emphasized Freud’s thoughts of the conscious and unconscious.

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