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Sigmund Freud Quotes

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Nowadays, Sigmund Freud quotes are often repeated by specialists as well as by common people. It seems that Freud quotes are still valuables. This is the result of the laborious work of Sigmund Freud, the Father of Psychoanalysis. Freud worked hard in order to explain the human mind. He developed the theory of psychosexual development. He discovered the existence of the unconscious. According to his theory, human behavior is driven by sexual and aggressive instincts. Sigmund Freud wrote several Read more [...]

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Freud’s Theory

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Sigmund Freud's theory is one of the major theories in psychology. Freud was definitely a different person. He worked hard in order to understand the human mind. His main purpose was to explain how the human mind works, what makes us get mentally ill and how can we be cured. His work was not in van. Indeed, Freud's theory was a revolutionary approach to human mind. We may say that his work was one step ahead in psychology. Sigmund Freud discovered the existence on the unconscious. Freud developed Read more [...]

On the Psychical Mechanism of Hysterical Phenomena – Preliminary Communication

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Preliminary Communication was published in 1893 by Sigmund Freud in collaboration with Dr. Joseph Breuer. Two years later, S. Freud and J. Breuer published a new book, Studies on Hysteria. Preliminary Communication was published as the first chapter of Studies on Hysteria, in 1895. Freud and Breuer studied hysteria for many years. They tried to explain how hysteria works, to identify its causes and to find a new way of treatment. "In the great majority of cases it is not possible to establish Read more [...]

The Psychopathology of Everyday Life – Quotes

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Sigmund Freud Quotes (1901)  "A lapsus lingua sometimes stands for a particular characteristic." "There it is the forgetting, while here it is the remembering which excites our scientific curiosity." "The formation of a concealing memory depends on the forgetting of other important impressions." "I believe that it is wrong to designate the feeling of having experienced something before as an illusion." "We assert that besides the simple forgetting of proper names there is another forgetting Read more [...]

The Interpretation of Dreams – Quotes

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Sigmund Freud Quotes (1900) "Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious." "I had thought about cocaine in a kind of day-dream." "Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy." "The virtuous man contents himself with dreaming that which the wicked man does in actual life." "The virtuous man contents himself with dreaming that which the wicked man does in actual life." "The virtuous man contents himself with dreaming that which the wicked man does in actual life." "Children Read more [...]

Wolf Man Case Study

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Wolf Man case study was published by Sigmund Freud in the work called From the History of an Infantile Neurosis. The book was first published in 1918, under the German title Aus der Geschichte Einer Infantilen Neurose. Wolf Man is the pseudonym given by Sigmund Freud to one of his patients. His real name was Sergej  Pankejeff. Pankejeff was born in St. Petersburg in a wealthy family. His parents had a happy marriage. His sister and his father have committed a suicide.  After few years, Wolf Read more [...]

Rat Man Case Study

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"Rat Man" is a famous case history published by Sigmund Freud as Notes upon a Case of Obsessional Neurosis (The Rat Man), in1909. Rat man is the nickname given by Freud to one of his patients. Rat man case was initially published under the original German title Bemerkungen über einen Fall von Zwangsneurose. Later, it was translated into English and other languages. The Rat Man came to Freud because he felt overwhelmed by his obsessional thoughts. He accused himself of having an undesirable behavior. Read more [...]

Dora Case Study

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Dora Case is a famous case study described by Sigmund Freud. In 1905, Freud published Dora Case in his new book, called Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria. Dora is the pseudonym given by Sigmund Freud to a patient diagnosed with hysteria. Her real name was Ida Bauer. She was born on 1882 and died on 1945. Dora came to see Freud when she was 18 years old. She developed several symptoms, including dyspnea (difficulty breathing, hysterical choking), cough, depression, avoidance of social Read more [...]

Anna O. Case Study

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Anna O. is a famous case study in the history of psychoanalysis. It was published in the second chapter of the book Studies on Hysteria by Sigmund Freud and Joseph Breuer. Anna O. is the pseudonym of a patient of Dr. Breuer. Her real name was Bertha Pappenheim. She was born on February 27, 1859 in Vienne (Austria) and died on May 28, 1936. Bertha Pappenheim was the founder of the "Jüdischer Frauenbund" (League of Jewish Women). Anna O. (Bertha) was twenty-one years old when she came at Dr. Breuer. Read more [...]

Studies on Hysteria

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Studies on Hysteria is the book published in 1895 by Sigmund Freud in collaboration with Joseph Breuer. The book was first published under the original German title Studien über Hysterie. Freud and Dr. Breuer studied hysteria and decided to publish a book in order to describe their case studies. The authors describe hysteria "as a clinical picture which has been empirically discovered and is based on observation, in just the same way as tubercular pulmonary phthisis" (Joseph, B., Freud, S. (1895). Read more [...]

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