Sigmund Freud 's Theory Of Psychology Essay

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Sigmund Freud was one of the most influential contributors to the field of psychology. Freud developed the area of psychoanalysis, he gave new insight on the ways the human mind works, and he developed many new theories that have contributed to modern psychology. (McLeod, S. (2007). Id, Ego, and Superego. Retrieved October 7, 2016, from http://www.simplypsychology.org/psyche.html)
Sigmund Freud was born on May 6, 1856 in the Austrian town of Freiberg. Freiberg is known today as the Czech Republic. Sigmund was born to Amalia and Jacob Freud, and was originally known as Sigismund Schlomo Freud. The Freud family was Jewish, but Jacob was a free thinker and Sigmund identified as an Atheist. Jacob Freud was also a small time merchant, and his second wife (Amalia) was Freud’s mother. He also had two half brothers who were roughly twenty years older than him. (Sigmund Freud. (1998). Retrieved from http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/bhfreu.html)
During the year of 1859, the Freud family moved to Leipzig, Germany for financial reasons. A year later, they transferred to Vienna, which is where Freud would remain for 89 years until the Nazi takeover. When Sigmund started school, it was very evident that he was an ambitious and an outstanding student. At the time, medicine and law were the only professions available to Jewish men. Even though Sigmund was disgusted by the idea of medicine, he enrolled at the University of Vienna to study medicine, hoping to later transfer into…

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