Sigmund Freud Biography

Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist, now known as the 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 an affiliated 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. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Sigmund Freud
Full Name:
Sigismund Schlomo Freud
Nationality:
Austria
Profession:
Psychoanalyst, Scientist, Psychologist, Philosopher, Psychiatrist, Neurologist, Writer
Ethnicity:
Jewish people, Ashkenazi Jews, Austrian Jews
Religion:
Atheism, Judaism
Date of Birth:
May 6, 1856
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Date of Death:
September 23, 1939
Age at Death:
83
Cause of Death:
Euthanasia
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