Freud - Sigmund Freud and Psychoanalysis Freud's Education...

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Sigmund Freud and Psychoanalysis Freud’s Education and Profession 0. Freud was trained as a medical doctor who specialized in: 1. Clinical neurology 2. He loved research but needed to support his family. 3. He went into practice where he diagnosed and treated disorders of the nervous system. Freud’s Encounter with Cocaine 4. Freud heard about cocaine in 1884 5. He tried it and found it greatly improved his energy and mood 6. He began prescribing it for friends and family 7. One friend became addicted and died of an overdose 8. Freud lost some respect in the medical community Working with Charcot 9. In 1885, Freud moved to Paris 10.He studied with Jean Charcot, a neurologist 11.Charcot studied “hysteria” or what we now call “conversion disorder” 12.People experience: 13.paralysis, blindness, deafness, convulsions, and other symptoms with no apparent physical cause The Debate over Hysteria 14.Some doctors at the time believed that hysteria had an as yet unknown physical cause. 15.Some doctors believed that it was more psychological. 16.Charcot discovered that the symptoms often began with traumatic events 17.And these symptoms could be alleviated by hypnosis Freud’s Work with Josef Breuer 18.In Vienna, Josef Breuer told Freud about an interesting case he had been treating. 19.We call this the case of Anna O. Anna O. 20.Anna O. had a number of symptoms. 21.She had paralysis 22.Impaired vision
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23.Impaired speech 24.A nervous cough 25.And other problems The Talking Cure 26.Josef Breuer helped Anna O. to recall the traumatic events that started her symptoms 27.Upon recall, her symptoms showed improvement 28.Most of her trauma revolved around caring for her very ill father 29.Example: her father had asked her the time but her eyes were so filled with tears, she could not see 30.This was part of why she had vision problems 0. Freud tried the talking cure 1. Eventually he developed his own methods: Freudian Psychoanalysis Freud’s Ideas about Consciousness 2. Consciousness is your level of awareness of a thought, feeling, wish, desire, need, motivation 3. We sometimes speak of Freud’s three levels as if they were places 4. They are not really places but just states of awareness Conscious thoughts 31.What Wundt called “conscious experience” 32.What cognitive psychologists call “short-term memory” 33.What is in your thoughts at the current moment Preconscious thoughts
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34.Today we would say that these thoughts are easily accessible or
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Acorn during the Fall '06 term at Lander.

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Freud - Sigmund Freud and Psychoanalysis Freud's Education...

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