Sigmund Freud Freud is best known for his theories of the unconscious mind and the defense mechanism of repression and for creating the clinical practice of psychoanalysis for curing psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst. Date: 1920. Photographer: Unknown.
Sigmund Freud, born Sigismund Schlomo Freud (1856 – 1939), was an Austrian neurologist who founded the discipline of psychoanalysis. Freud's family and ancestry were Jewish. Freud always considered himself a Jew even though he rejected Judaism and had a critical view of religion. Freud's parents were poor, but ensured his education. Freud was an outstanding pupil in high school, and graduated the Matura with honors in 1873.
Freud and Martha after fleeing to London: Freud and his daughter Anna were both interrogated by the Gestapo before his friend Marie Bonaparte was able to secure their passage to England. Bonaparte also tried to rescue Freud's four younger sisters, but was unable to do so. All four women later died in Nazi.
Sigmund Freud - 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. Spoken in layman's terms,"YOU suck"!
What I loved most in my years of academic life were lively & experimental collaborations with writing partners. These were early, heady days for curriculum theory in its encounters with psychoanalysis. Our little edited volume paved the way for more elaborate thinking about the curious & wayward paths of desire in learning. See Pitt, A. J., J. Robertson and S. Todd, “Psychoanalytic Encounters: Putting Pedagogy on the Couch.” Journal of Curriculum Theorizing 14(2): 2-7, 1998