Introduction to Sigmund Freud - the Father of Psychoanalysis

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Human beings are very complex. Knowing how someone will react in certain situations and how they look at other events can vary from person to person. In addition, it is important to know how people should view important and difficult events in everyday life. The understanding of human nature and how they react is important. This is where psychoanalysis and the work of Sigmund Freud has been instrumental in helping people.

Sigmund Freud was born in Moravia, which is now the Czech Republic, in 1856. At an early age, Freud and family moved to Vienna, Austria, where he lived the majority of his life. While in Austria he developed a curiosity of humans and human behavior. Freud attended the University of Vienna Medical School where he earned his degree in 1881 specializing in neurology.

During his career, Freud began working on learning how humans thought and what drove people to being successful. His work in psychoanalysis was ground breaking and he started to gain notoriety worldwide. His analysis of dreams, psycho-sexual development and identifying the id, ego and super ego led to Freud becoming known as the “Father of Psychoanalysis”. His work has been studied by students for the past century and is still the basis for modern psychology theories.

With the hostilities developing with World War II, Austria was taken over by Germany in 1938. Freud was allowed to leave, and moved to England. However, in 1939, Freud died from Cancer. However, Sigmund Freud has left a legacy that has been the benchmark for psychology students in the future.

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Ann SteeleThis website is co-authored by Ann Steele, a Marriage and Family Therapist in San Diego with extensive experience with children and adolescents. Ann Steele attended American School Of Psychology & Argosy University Online. She especially enjoys using music therapy for mental and emotional well-being.

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