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Freud, Sigmund

An Austrian neurologist and psychoanalyst (1856–1939) whose teachings involved analysis of resistance and transference, and a procedure for investigating mental function by use of free association and dream interpretation. Freud did not consider psychoanalysis to be scientific. He believed that its purpose was to elucidate the darkest recesses of the mind and to enable individuals to integrate the emotional and intellectual sides of their nature (i.e., the forces of love and death) and to develop better knowledge of self and a level of maturity and peace of mind that would help the individual and others have better lives.


Pert. to Sigmund Freud's theories of unconscious or repressed libido, or past sex experiences or desires, as the cause of various neuroses, the cure for which he believed to be the restoration of such conditions to consciousness through psychoanalysis.

Freudian slip

A mistake in speaking or writing that is thought to provide insight into the individual's unconscious thoughts, motives, or wishes.


Sigmund, Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist, 1856-1939, founder of psychoanalysis.
Freud theory - a comprehensive theory of how personality is formed and develops in normal and emotionally disturbed individuals.
freudian - relating to or described by Freud.
freudian fixation
freudian psychoanalysis - the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy as developed by Freud.
freudian slip - a mistake in speech or deed which presumably suggests some underlying motive, often sexual or aggressive in nature.
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Martin (North Carolina State University) begins this 36 lecture series (30 minutes per lecture) with an introduction to modern psychology within an historical context, then goes on to survey experimental research methods, nonexperimental research methods, trace the evolutionary theory with respect to modern psychology, descriptive present the contributions of Sigmund Freud, psychoanalytic theory, the classifications of mental illness, anxiety and mood disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders, therapies, psychoactive drugs, social psychology, learning, memory, perception, and so much more.
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Though this argument appealed to some thinkers like Cardinal John Henry Newman, Aquinas doesn't adopt it, perhaps because, like the psychologist Sigmund Freud, some philosophers might say that yes, conscience is an illusion.
1939: Austrian founder of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud died in Hampstead, London, aged 83.
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