Sigmund Freud, Essential Psychoanalysis Essays

Sigmund Freud, Essential Psychoanalysis Essays


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Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939) was an Austrian neurologist who became known as the founding father of psychoanalysis. Freud qualified as a doctor of medicine at the University of Vienna in 1881, and then carried out research into cerebral palsy, aphasia and microscopic neuroanatomy at the Vienna General Hospital. He was appointed a university lecturer in neuropathology in 1885 and became a professor in 1902.
In creating psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst, Freud developed therapeutic techniques such as the use of free association and discovered transference, establishing its central role in the analytic process. Freud's redefinition of sexuality to include its infantile forms led him to formulate the Oedipus complex as the central tenet of psychoanalytical theory. His analysis of dreams as wish-fulfillments provided him with models for the clinical analysis of symptom formation and the mechanisms of repression as well as for elaboration of his theory of the unconscious as an agency disruptive of conscious states of mind.

In this book:
Dream Psychology, Psychoanalysis for Beginners
A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis
Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex

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ISBN-13: 9781979133128
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/26/2017
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.66(d)

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