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Freud

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Sigmund (1856–1939). Clinical neurologist and founder of psychoanalysis. Born in Freiberg in Moravia, and educated at the University of Vienna, he studied in Paris in 1885 under the neurologist J. M. Charcot, who encouraged him to investigate hysteria from a psychologic point of view. Freud stressed the existence of an unconscious that exerts a dynamic influence on consciousness, and was led to develop his method of “free association” in order to discover these buried memories. He emphasized the role of sexuality in the development of neurotic conditions, and published Interpretation of Dreams (1900), Psychopathology of Everyday Life (1901), and many more works. He was also director of the International Journal of Psychology. After fleeing the Nazi regime in Vienna in 1938, he died in London.

Freud

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Sigmund, Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist, 1856-1939, founder of psychoanalysis. See: freudian, freudian fixation, freudian psychoanalysis, freudian slip, Freud theory.
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In Freud's more nearly conventional portraits the picture is as important as the person --often more so.
BY 1897 FREUD HAD CONCLUDED THAT all neurotics repressed memories of childhood molestation.
Through a carefully documented chronological narrative of Freud's career, Crews succeeds in showing that from very early on Freud's ambition, egotism, and desire for money and fame led him to exploit "the ethical scientists and physicians of his era," whose professional standards of conduct he mimicked as and when necessary.
Caption: Freud (center) at the Third International Psychoanalytic Congress, Weimar, Germany, 1911.
During the 1880s, when Breuer was engaged in medical practice and research, he was a close friend and benefactor of Sigmund Freud, who was at the time a medical student at the University of Vienna.
"Freud's Trip to Orvieto: The Great Doctor's Unresolved Confrontation with Antisemitism, Death, and Homoeroticism; His Passion for Paintings; and the Writer in His Footsteps" is an intellectual mystery with a very personal, intimate dimension.
Early in his career, Freud thought he wanted to pursue a degree in philosophy.
Meyer-Palmedo's introduction reads like a case history of yet another young woman (of whom there were several in Freud's own practice) who combines rare intelligence and ambition with a refusal to perform in accordance with the expectations of nineteenth-century womanhood.
The 64-year-old spoke as it was revealed police may quiz Freud's widow over claims he was a child abuser.