Freudian Psychology

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 of the unconscious mind, dreams, infantile sexuality, libido, repression, and transference—all of which continue to influence the field of psychology to varying degrees. Freud's account of the mind's structure—id, ego, and superego—led to a new understanding of human psychological development and the treatment of psychological disturbance.

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