Sigmund Freud 's Theory Of Psychology

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Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), is a pioneer in the field of psychology in various ways. His dedication to his field helped shape the minds of many nineteen-century contemporary schools of thought. Most notably, Freud’s work in psychoanalytic theory, according to Tan (2011) earned him the title of, “father of psychoanalysis” (p. 322). Moreover, Tan & Taykeyesu (2011) report that Freud’s genius is not just in psychoanalysis, but also when we “think Oedipus complex, infantile sexuality, and repression” (p. 322). His work is purposeful even in today’s therapeutic setting as Edwards & Edwards (2010) argue as a “form of energy source” (p. 221).
Still, Freud had his critics that argue his work was simply quackery built upon a heap of a mindaltering drug such as cocaine, and his Freudian psychoanalytic theory unworthy of acclamation
(Friedman, 2011, p. 301). The purpose of this paper is not to argue Freud as an imposter, but provide still, another historical perspective of his life and relevant contributions in today’s therapeutic setting, and his school of thought as a useful psychoanalytical theory.
Who was Sigmund Freud?
According to Tan & Taykeyesu (2011), Freud was born May 6, 1856 in Freiberg,
Moravia to a wool merchant and an adoring and attentive mother. He had five siblings, but his mother treated Freud exceptionally well, placing his needs above his siblings. Tan & Taykeyesu
(2011) in their research communicate, “His doting mother often describing him as “my golden
Siggie.” He
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