Biography Of Sigmund Freud

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In the year 1896, a new term “theory of psychoanalysis” was invented by Sigmund Freud in which “it refers to all the processes that take place in our mind of an unconscious way and to a form of treatment of the nervous disorders” (Rodriquez). Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, was an Austrian neurologist who created and developed an entirely new approach to discover about the personality and the subconscious of the human. His creation in the psychology field was “at once a theory of the human psyche, a therapy for the relief of its ills, and an optic for the interpretation of culture and society” (Jay). Sigmund Freud is regarded as one of the most influential and controversial characters of the twentieth century due to his discoveries in many aspects of the field of psychology included Freud’s self-analysis that he left behind. It seems that the events of Freud’s biography are not interesting for people who want to know about him. Sigismund (later changed to Sigmund) Freud was born on May 6, 1856, into a wealthy Jewish family in Freiberg, Moravia (now part of the Czech Republic). His father, Jakob, was a wool merchant. His mother, Amalie Nathansohn, was a third wife of his father. According to Jackson Rodriquez, a writer of the LifePersona, “Sigmund was the eldest of the eight children of the Jewish marriage formed by Jakob, a wool merchant, and his third wife, Amalie Nathansohn. Sigmund also had two other brothers from his father, the fruit of an earlier marriage, Emmanuel and Philipp” (Rodriquez). In four years after Freud was born (1860), because of the poor economic situation, the Freud family moved to Vienna (Austria), “where the psychoanalyst lived until the Nazi invasion forced him to emigrate to London” (Rod... ... middle of paper ... ... from his close friend, Josef Breuer, and then they published together '' Studies on hysteria '' in 1895. In the next five year (1895-1900), Freud continued to “develop this psychotherapeutic method into psychoanalysis, gradually withdrawing from neurology, although by then he had an international reputation in that field” (Gale). Along with psychoanalysis research, Freud also became “a professor at the University of Vienna. He supported theories have generated conflicting reactions until a group of young doctors began to accompany him to Vienna in 1902” (“Sigmund Freud, the psychiatrist who scandalized the scientific world”). Besides, the 'Psychological Wednesday Society' ', a weekly meeting between friends to discuss the new discoveries was founded by Freud which became the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society in 1908 and the International Psychoanalytic Society in 1910.
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