Sigmund Freud And Dreams

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Dreams fascinate us because they include many different images, symbols, emotions, and thoughts. They often leave dreamers puzzled looking for the deeper meaning. This same feeling occurred to a man by the name of Sigmund Freud in July, 1897. Sigmund Freud contributed a lot to the theory and knowledge we now have on dreams.
Sigmund Freud was born on May 6, 1856 in Freiberg, Moravia. When he was four years old his family moved to Vienna, Austria. He was born as Sigismund but later changed his name to Sigmund in 1878. While in school he excelled in his academics. He was a very studious boy and he was extremely ambitious. He was top of his class seven out of eight years. He was interested in science so he went on to study medicine at the University of Vienna in 1873. He then went to Paris for further study (History).
Freud began to conduct research on neurophysiology after completing his degree. Although he got his medical degree, the practice of medicine didn’t really interest him. Science and research interested him more. In order to marry his fiancé, Martha Bernays, he needed a steady career so he went into private practice. He specialized in nervous disorders and then on September 14, 1886
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He was the creator and founder of psychoanalysis that helped his dream theory emerge. He believed dreams give deeper meaning to thoughts, feelings, aspirations, and relationships and are used as a tool to enrich lives. Because of Sigmund Freud we now have a way to understand humans better and the unconscious thoughts that are hidden within. Emotions, instincts, dreams, and desires will no longer be ignored because of his dream theory. Although his revolutionary theories about the conscious and unconscious were often ridiculed, ignored, and mocked, he never stopped working. The influence his discoveries has on the science and culture of the twentieth century is limitless and his legend lives on

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