Oedipus Rex Considered from a Psychological View Point


  • S. Rajeswari II M.A. English, Kongunadu College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • N. Ramaprabha Assistant Professor, Department of English, Kongunadu College of Arts and Science. Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.


Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior.  Psychology is a multifaceted discipline and includes many sub-fields of study such areas as human development, sports, health, clinical, social behavior and cognitive processes.

Psychology is really a very new science, with most advances happening over the past 150 years or so.  However, its origins can be traced back to ancient Greece, 400 – 500 years BC.  The emphasis was a philosophical one, with great thinkers such as Socrates influencing Plato, who in turn influenced Aristotle.

            An American psychologist named William James (1842-1910) developed an approach which came to be known as functionalism.  He argued that the mind is constantly changing and it is pointless to look for the building blocks of experience.


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Rajeswari, S., & Ramaprabha, N. (2018). Oedipus Rex Considered from a Psychological View Point. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 6(11), 15. Retrieved from https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/5420