Sigmund Freud 's Theory Of Psychosexual Development

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Abstract

In this paper I take a look at the life and work of Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis. In his life Freud was a medical doctor, psychologist, physiologist, and an influential thinker. Freud is most known for his in depth exploration of the human mind. In this paper I take an in depth look at the life Freud lived, all the way from when he was born to when he tragically died. I also take a look at multiple influential theories he created which led to many different breakthrough when it comes to the study of the mind. His most popular theory that involves children is his theory of psychosexual development.

Sigmund Freud’s Life and Work

Sigismund Freud was born in on May 6th 1856 in Freiberg, Moravia, which is currently known as the Czech Republic. Later in life, at the age of 22, he changed his name from Sigismund to Sigmund. He was born to his father Jacob who had two children from another marriage, and his mother whose first child was Sigmund. At the age of four he moved with his family to a Jewish neighborhood in Vienna, the place where he would live and work for a majority of his life. Originally Freud was planning to go to school for law, but due to influences that had a great impact on him, he decided to start his studies at the Vienna University in 1873. He received his doctor’s degree in medicine in 1881. Freud reluctantly took a well-paying job as a doctor at Vienna General Hospital. He got engaged to Martha Bernays that same year
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