Freudian Psychology

What Is Freudian Psychology?

Freudian Psychology is based on the work of Sigmund Freud (1856-1939). He is considered the Father of Psychoanalysis and is largely credited with establishing the field of verbal psychotherapy. Originally trained as a neurologist, Freud is best known for his theories about the unconscious mind, dreams, infantile sexuality, libido, repression, and transference — all of which continue to influence the field of psychology. Freud's account of the mind's structure — id, ego, and super ego — led to a new understanding of human psychological development and the treatment of psychological disturbance.



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