Sigmund Freud's Theory Of The Unconscious Mind

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Sigmund Freud was born to Galician Jewish parents in the Moravian town of Freiberg on May 6th, 1856 during the Austro-Hungarian Empire that later became the Czech Republic. After a few years of birth, his family decided to immigrate to Manchester, England in 1859 to begin a new life. Freud proved to be exceptional at school from an early age attending an extremely prominent and prestigious high school at the age of nine, and graduating with high honors. During high school, he loved literature and became prominent in multiple languages such as English, German, French, Hebrew, Latin, and Greek. At age 17, he enrolled in the medical school at the University of Vienna, where he mainly studied and focused on biology, doing research in physiology under the great Ernst Brucke before finding his true passion, neurology and the brain as a whole. Sigmund Freud …show more content…
His theory of the unconscious mind, which suggested that many of our experiences, ideas, and connections with others are repressed but still remain available in the mind. Freud used the iceberg analogy to describe how complex the mind was, and to show the three levels of the mind. On the surface, the visible feature tip of an iceberg, consists of thoughts that are the focus of our attention now. The preconscious consists of all which can be retrieved by memory but isn’t readily available. Then over ninety percent of the remaining iceberg is submerged, which is referred to as our subconscious which is the most significant region of our mind. Here lies the processes that are the real cause of most behavior, like an iceberg, the most important part of the mind is the part you cannot see. Freud came to this conclusion after realizing that some events and desires were often too painful and frightening to acknowledge, and believe such information was locked away in the subconscious mind through the process of

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