Sigmund Freud. Briana Gates. Mr. Wiles. Psyc 43101-01:

Good Essays
Sigmund Freud
Briana Gates
Mr. Wiles
PSYC 43101-01: History and Systems of Psychology
February 25, 2017

On May 6, 1856, a baby by the name of Sigmund Freud was born, in a what is now known as the Czech Republic (Schultz & Schultz, 2012). After moving around a bit, Freud eventually settled in Vienna, and spent most his life there. It is without question that Sigmund Freud is a well-known name, and that he can be considered the father of what is known as psychoanalysis, seeing as how he even developed the term (Schultz & Schultz, 2012). Freud was always considered a very bright young man, eventually learning eight different languages, and starting high school at a young age. He started going to the University of Vienna in
…show more content…
With free association encouragement of open free talking is asked of the patient, who is instructed to lie down on a couch, and express any and every thought (Schultz & Schultz, 2012). The whole goal is to bring anything to light that has been repressed, because the repression is believed to cause the odd or abnormal behavior (Schultz & Schultz, 2012). From his sessions with patients Freud discovered that the root of the abnormal behavior for many patients involved sexual matters (Schultz & Schultz, 2012). Due to his own lack of sexual activity and the frustrations and conditions that arose from abstaining Freud ended up analyzing himself by dream analysis (Schultz & Schultz, 2012). “Dream analysis is a psychotherapeutic technique involving the interpretation of dreams to uncover unconscious conflicts,” (Schultz & Schultz, 2012). “It’s a psychological phenomenon without intentional value in itself, but rather a facade that acquires meaning only in relation to the dreamer’s waking life,” (Montenegro, 2015). From Freud’s own dream analysis, a now well-known theory was formed known as the Oedipus complex. One of Freud’s most famous books emerged from his dream analysis as well, known as The Interpretation of Dreams (Schultz & Schultz, 2012). Freud eventually had a winning streak so to speak, in the early 1900’s, and during these years he was asked to come to the United States and be a guest speaker at Clark University (Shultz & Schultz, 2012). After these
Get Access