What were the basic ideas and who were the important people behind the early approaches known as psychoanalysis?
Psychoanalysis - the theory and therapy based on the work of Sigmund Freud.
-Freud proposed that there is an unconscious (unaware) mind into which we push, or repress, all of our threatening urges and desires.
-He believed that these repressed urges, in trying to surface, created nervous disorders.
-Freud stressed the importance of early childhood experiences.