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Sigmund FreudSigmund Freud (1856-1939) was a leading thinker in psychology. Psychologist World takes a look at Freudian theories and explanations of personality development in psychology...

Introduction to Sigmund Freud: A Biography

Who was Freud and why was he so influential? Read an Introduction to Freudian Psychology to learn more about the man behind the theory.

Sigmund FreudSigmund Freud (1856-1939) was a leading thinker in psychology. Psychologist World takes a look at Freudian theories and explanations of personality development in psychology...

Introduction to Sigmund Freud: A Biography

Who was Freud and why was he so influential? Read an Introduction to Freudian Psychology to learn more about the man behind the theory.



Freudian Personality Type Test Freudian Personality Type Test

Are You Fixated?

What's your personality type? Find out with this test.

Sigmund Freud Revision Quiz Sigmund Freud Revision Quiz

Test your Freudian Knowledge

Test your knowledge of Sigmund Freud and Freudian psychology with this revision quiz.

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Freud and Dora

During a career spent treating clients using psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) discussed numerous case studies of patients with colleagues in an effort to develop and support his psychodynamic theory of the human mind. Subjects of his case studies included Ernst Lanzer, who became known as Rat Man owing to his irrational fear of family members...

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The Case of Wolf Man

Alongside the cases of Anna O and Little Hans, the life of a man known as “Wolf Man” helped to popularise Sigmund Freud’s psychodynamic approach which emphasized the significance of events earlier in life and their impact on our wellbeing as we grow older. Freud learned of Wolf Man’s development of an irrational fear of animals -...

Inside the Mind of Daniel Schreber Inside The Mind Of Daniel Schreber

Freud and Daniel Schreber

One well known case examined by psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud was that of Dr. Daniel Schreber (1842-1911), an ambitious German judge who, as well as battling through numerous periods of illness, stood for election and published his own case history as a book which would become an influential talking point in psychology. Although Freud’s published...

The Case of Little Hans The Case Of Little Hans

The Case of Little Hans

The case of Little Hans is perhaps the best known of Sigmund Freud’s case studies. The study details the life of a five year old boy whose father sought help from Freud for his fear of horses. The psychoanalyst believed that Little Hans’ behavior provided much needed evidence in support of his theory that infants proceed through five stages of...

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The Case Book of Sigmund Freud

Accounts of Freud’s treatment of individual clients were key to his work, including the development of psychodynamic theory and stages of psychosexual development. Whilst the psychoanalyst’s use of case studies to support his ideas makes it difficult for us to prove or disprove Freud’s theories, they do provide fascinating insights into...

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31 Defense Mechanisms

In our last article, Defense Mechanisms: Psychological Techniques We Use to Cope With Anxieties, we looked at the way in which the psyche deals with unconscious anxieties. We identified a number of common defense mechanisms which we often use without even realising, in order to avoid the anxiety caused by unreasonable impulses originating in the id and...

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Free Association

The technique used by Freud in his treatment of clients.

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The Neo-Freudians

Turn of the century Vienna was fertile ground for the birth of psychoanalysis. The city was home to some of the most influential intellectual minds of history. It was there that Sigmund Freud established his practice of neurology and became infatuated with the theories of a discipline he eventually christened psychoanalysis. In 1900, when Freud published...

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Psychosexual Theory

Freud's dubious reputation for sexually-oriented theories on our behaviour was confounded by his theory of psychosexual development, which suggests that as children we must endure a number of stages. These stages are based on our libedo (or sex drive) and satisfying it.   Each stage focuses on a different 'erogenous zone' - a...

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Sigmund Freud

Who was Sigmund Freud and how did his theories become so influential in psychology?

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Psychodynamic Model

The theories of Austrian-born neurologist Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) had a tremendous impact on the field of psychology - both on our understanding of the mind and on our approach to addressing psychological issues. Through his psychodynamic theory of the psyche, Sigmund Freud asserted that our behavior and the mental issues that we suffer can be traced...

Anna O: Sigmund Freud's Case History Anna O: Sigmund Freud's Case History

Anna O

The hysteria and treatment of Anna O is one of the case studies most closely associated with the Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. Her case was first discussed in Studies on Hysteria (Freud and Breuer, 1895), a joint work published in 1895 by Freud and his friend, Josef Breuer, a fellow Austrian physician.1 Although Anna O is closely...

Rat Man: A Case of 'Obsessional Neurosis' Rat Man: A Case Of 'Obsessional Neurosis'

Rat Man

The case of a patient’s obsessive thoughts inspired Sigmund Freud to share his observations in the 1909 case study Notes upon a Case of Obsessional Neurosis.1 Referring to the man using the pseudonym ‘Rat Man’, Freud describes in depth how persistent, obsessive thoughts led him to irrational, compulsive behavior, such as cutting his own...

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  Freudian Psychology Timeline
  • 1856
    Sigmund Freud, founder of psychoanalysis, is born in modern Czech Republic.
  • 1882
    Following university, Freud begins working at Vienna General Hospital.
  • 1899
    Freud publishes The Interpretation of Dreams, looking at meanings behind dreams.
  • 1923
    Freud publishes The Ego and the Id, an exploration of the development stages of the 'id', 'ego' and 'super-ego'.
  • 1938
    Freud flees Vienna due to Nazi persecution and moves to London.
  • 1939
    Sigmund Freud dies in London.



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