The Human Personality Development: An Integration Method of Psychoanalysis and Theravāda Buddhism Perspective

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Thi Bich Luy Dinh


The main objectives of this research paper are to discuss on the concept of human
personality development and propose an integration method of human personality development
from Psychoanalysis and Theravāda Buddhist perspectives. This is a qualitative research
methodology used primarily document, research reports. During the course of this work,
the fi ndings of the revolutionary theory of psychoanalysis and it is indeed a great idea in
human personality. Sigmund Freud’s perspective of human personality is a grand theory to
explain from the interactions among what he proposed as the three fundamental structures
of the human mind: the id, ego, superego and the consciousness, the pre-consciousness
and the unconsciousness. Meticulous research delves into the origins and course of human
personality development, the nature of mind, the abnormal aspects of personality and how
human personality development can be changed by psychotherapy.


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Dinh, T. B. L. (2019). The Human Personality Development: An Integration Method of Psychoanalysis and Theravāda Buddhism Perspective. The Journal of International Association of Buddhist Universities (JIABU), 12(1), 129–141. Retrieved from
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