Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud was born in Fire Dragon - Ping Chen Year of the 60-year Cycle of the Chinese Zodiac

Sigmund Freud was born on May 6, 1956 in the Czech Republic. Freud is credited with developing psychoanalysis or a method that unleashes unconscious conflicts based on dreams, fantasies and free associations. His theories on child sexuality, libido and ego were some of the most controversial and influential academic concepts of his time. Freud moved to Vienna with his family and Vienna is where he lived for most of his life. He married shortly after receiving his medical degree (1891) and fathered six children. Anna, his youngest, followed in her father?Äôs footsteps. After graduation Freud set up practice and began treating psychological disorders. He did not believe himself a doctor, but a scientist and continued his practice to understand the journey of human experiences. Josef Breuer influenced Freud greatly in his career. Breuer discovered that when hysterical patients talked uninhibitedly about the issues, the issues seemed to lessen. Freud continued this position by believing that neuroses had origins in traumatic experience from the past. Breuer and Freud ended their relationship based on the fact that Freud placed too much emphasis on sexual origins and their relationships to the past. To verify his findings Freud published The Interpretation of Dreams in 1900 and in 1901 The Psychopathology of Everyday Life and Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality in 1905. Freud?Äôs theories about the Oedipus complex, psychic energy and dream awareness influenced other scientific discoveries concerning the human psyche. Freud died on September 23, 1939 in London, England.
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