Sigmund Freud 's Theory And Knowledge Essay

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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 when Freud was thirty-one years old, he married the love of his life (Cherry).
When he was thirty-nine years old he first used the term "psychoanalysis," which is a way to treat mental illnesses by revealing and discussing a patient 's unconscious thoughts and feelings. Around the same…

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