Sigmund Freud

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Sigmund Scholmo Freud was born on May 6, 1865 in Freiburg, Moravia. Freud was orginally born Jewish but changed over to Atheism, later his Jewish past would come back to “haunt” him. An interesting (yet disturbing) fact is that Freud's mother, who was also his father's second wife, was only a few years older than his two stepbrothers. Many people believe that this was a cause to why Freud to believe that the psychological issues are related back to sexual issues in childhood, since he had an psychological issue with this (Isbister, pg 9). As a child, Freud was the favorite among his ten brothers and sisters and the most intelligent. He was the only child among his siblings to get the best education that money could afford. When he was…show more content…
Freud created the therapy couch to allow the patients to come into the office, have a comfortable place to lie down, and just start to talk about themselves. Later, this would be called “free association” because the Doctor would sit there with their notebook, pen, and take down notes while the person was talking. Around 1890, more people started to believe in what Freud was saying and soon they started to come into visit Freud talked about their dreams. Here, Freud decided to take down notes about the patient’s dreams. Freud decided to call this method “dream analysis” because he would use notebooks to write down the patient’s dream exactly how they described it. Then, he would analyze it from using key symbols that were in the dream. He believed that every symbol had a reason or meaning behind it because the person’s unconscious part of their mind was trying to “break out”. The patients repressed these memories for so long and now they are coming back to the person to “haunt” them, thus causing the person to suffer from psychological issues (this was also called neuroses). “When Freud was learning about dream analysis, nothing was “safe” because he believed that everything we did say or do and didn’t say or do related back some part of our unconscious” (Isbister, pg.30). The unconscious explained our behavior in everyday life.
He started to become “more convinced of the connection between neurosis and sexual conflict while he was developing psychoanalysis” (

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