Sigmund Freud: The Father Of Phychoanalysis

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Sigmund Freud was a psychologist known for many things. Freud is most famous for being the “the father” of psychoanalysis. Freud is also the son of the founder of psychoanalysis, Jacob Freud. He, Sigmund Freud, was a physiologist, medical doctor, psychologist and influential thinker of the early twentieth century. He was also a man very set in his ways, his theories were based on his time period in history and the way things were then. Freud expressed and fine tuned the ideas of the unconscious mind, infantile sexuality and repression, and a study of the mind’s structure. Sigmund Freud’s theories are widely studied and still used as structures for many concepts in the world of psychology today. There are many things to explore about Freud, …show more content…
Sigmund Freud was born into the arms of Amalia Nathansohn and Jacob Freud in Freiberg, Moravia on May 6, 1856. His father was a textile dealer and a psychoanalysis, his mother was the kind, nurturing, and sentimental one. All together Sigmund had 9 brother and sisters two older, half siblings, and 7 younger. Freud obtained some key traits from his parents, from his father he inherited his “sense of humor, the skepticism before life incertitude, the habit of exemplifying by a Jewish anecdote when he wanted to bring out some moral feature, his liberalism, and free thought”. From his mother, he got “ "the sentimentalism", an ambiguous word in German, which would mean that Freud was capable of intense emotional feelings”. Among the younger siblings it was apparent that he was the “favorite” child of his mother Amalia, she would call him "my golden Sigi". Having this knowledge of being the favorite he has always felt this sense of power. He has stated that "When you were incontestably the favorite child of your mother, you keep during your lifetime this victory feeling, you keep feeling sure of success, which in reality seldom doesn 't fulfill". When Freud was four years old him and his family moved to Vienna, that is where he will settle down and make a life. Although, in 1938 the …show more content…
One of his theories that have become extremely influential in the study of the human brain is the theory of the unconscious mind. Sigmund created a topographical map-like model of the human mind, he studied the structures and functions of the brain to better familiarize the mind in both the unconscious and conscious state, by doing this Dr. Freud compared the mind to an iceberg. You know full well the top of the iceberg, or the conscious mind because you can see it you are able to access information when you are there in the moment. The bottom of the iceberg is compared to the unconscious because you cannot see it, you can not fully evaluate what is there because it is hidden under the water. That is exactly what Sigmund Freud was explaining, he was saying that who knows what kinds of things are stored in the unconscious. It is believed that the unconscious mind is used as a storage space for information that you may not want to remember, or is hard for you to cope with in your everyday life and thought processing system. Freud stated, “when some events or desires become too painful or frightening for the patient, such thoughts can be repressed and locked away in the hidden part of the iceberg that is the unconscious. The unconscious is the area where our basic biological functions lie, such as the heart beating, you breathing, blinking and even our “basic

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