Freudian Concepts And Theories Of Psychology Today Essay

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To this day, Freudian concepts and theories are put to use in treating and analyzing problems associated with the human mind. Sigmund Freud, a Jewish Austrian-born physiologist, is perceived as the father of psychoanalysis, a method of treating mental illness and unlocking the hidden motives of human behaviour. His contributions toward the study of the human mind are widely known, and are still upheld in the world of psychology today. Though his theories and ideas are widely debated and controversial even today, they are seen as the basis of talk therapy as it is in modern society On May sixth, 1856, Sigmund Freud was born to Jakob and Amalia Freud in the town of Freiburg, Austria. Freud was the first of eight children, though his father had two children from a previous marriage. His father was a stern, unapproachable authority figure who can be quoted as saying, “there will come nothing of this boy!”, and in contrast, his mother was emotionally available and nurturing, and would call him, “(her) golden Sigi”. Though Freud grew to abhor Vienna based on the rise of antisemitism encouraged by the growing tension between the German, Austrian, and Hungarian people. While in school, Freud was an exceptional student, and was ambitious in his work, and was even known to read Shakespeare at the age of eight. Freud enrolled in the medical school at the University of Vienna in 1873, and during this time, turned to a medical career inspired by a public reading of an essay on nature…

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