Sigmund Freud as a father of psychoanalysis

Sigmund Freud as a father of psychoanalysis

Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and he is known to be a founder of psychoanalysis (that stays on unconscious motives which control much our behaviour). Freud investigated the hypnotism in order to show free association and dream analysis. He also studies hysteria which is named conversion syndrome in these days.

Sigmund Freud – About his life

Sigmund Freud was born in 1856 and died in 1939. He is known to be the father of psychoanalysis. He graduated as a doctor of medicine in 1881 (Vienna) and continued on his research in cerebral palsy, aphasia, microscopic neuroanatomy. He habilitated in 1885 and became affiliated professor in 1902.

Sigmund Freud as a father of psychoanalysis

He created psychoanalysis which is a clinical method for treating psychopathology via a dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst. He also discovered transference with the key role in the analytic process and developed the use of free association.

Freud’s investigation into children sexuality

Freud formulated the Oedipus complex as one of the significant tenet of psychoanalytical theory (as he redefined sexology in order to include its infantile forms). Sigmund Freud proclaimed that dreams are wish-fulfilments which gave him the model for the clinical analysis of repression. His theory of the unconscious brought it as the agency disruptive of conscious state of mind. This father of psychoanalysis though that libido is the energy through mental processes and structures is invested. This is the source of hate, aggression, or neurotic guilt. Later he criticized religion and culture in his work.

Sigmund Freud and today’s world

Psychoanalysis stays influential in different sciences, such as psychiatry, psychology, or psychotherapy, the humanities. His work stays popular in contemporary Western culture. When he died in 1939 he was a whole climate of opinion/under whom we conduct our different lives.


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