What Is Sigmund Freud's Preconscious Mind
Sigmund Freud was a very important figure in American History of Child Development. He was known for his theory about the conscious and preconscious mind.
“Freud didn’t really invent the idea of the conscious versus unconscious mind, but he certainly was responsible for making it popular.”
The conscious mind is pretty much self-explanatory, the conscious mind is what you are aware of at any moment (examples: fantasies, feelings, memories, present perceptions, thoughts, etcetera). Dr. Freud working closely with the conscious mind is what he called the preconscious mind. The preconscious mind is what can easily be made conscious (called “available memory”), memories that you are not thinking of at the moment but …show more content…
His mother was Amalia Freud; a lively woman and second wife. His father was Jacob Freud, a sharp wool merchant with a good sense of humor. Doctor Freud was a bright child, he ended up going to medical school, a rare option for a Jewish boy in Vienna. Here he became involved in research under the direction of Ernst Brücke, a psychologist professor.
Freud was extremely good at his research. He concentrated on neurophysiology which is the study of the biology in the nervous system. He even invented a special cell-staining technique. Brücke helped him get a grant to study with Charcot, a psychiatrist, in Paris. In 1902, twenty-one years after he earned his doctoral degree, he was appointed a professor at the same university he got his degree from. Throughout his life, he made many books that are still respected today. In 1895 Freud and Josef Breuer, his mentor, published Studies on Hysteria; this was the start of Freud looking into psychoanalysis. These are a few of Freud’s accomplishments. There were many people who influenced Sigmund Freud to become who he was and to do what he did.
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Sigmund Freud did many things to become famous. Freud published many books; Studies on Hysteria ((published in 1895 with Josef Breuer)) this book was the start of Freud looking into psychoanalysis.
The Interpretation of Dreams ((published in 1900)), this included Freud’s concept of dream analysis, theory of the mind and other information about him.
Psychopathology of Everyday Life ((published in 1901)), this included Freud describing his idea of forgetfulness, and the “Freudian slip” (which is, by exact definition, an unintentional error regarded as revealing subconscious feelings).
Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality ((published in 1905)), this included important lectures that Freud presented. and finally, The Ego and the Id ((published in 1923)), this included his theory and concepts of the id, ego, and superego.
“In Freudian theory, the part of the psyche associated with instinctual, repressed, or antisocial desires, usually sexual or aggressive. In its efforts to satisfy these desires, the id comes into conflict with the social and practical constraints enforced by the ego and superego. (See also pleasure