Freudpaper - Portia Mellott PSY 102 February 15, 2009...

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Portia Mellott PSY 102 February 15, 2009 Sigmund Freud: Analysis of the Mind On May 6, 1856 in Freiburg, Germany, a poor Jewish wool merchant named Jacob and his third wife Amalie gave birth to a brilliant baby named Sigismund Freud. Sigismund had two older step-brothers who were in their thirties, a father who was in his forties, and a mother who was twenty. Sigismund was born into a very confusing home because his father was old enough to be his grandfather, his brothers old enough to be his father, and his mother young enough to be his sister. This age confusion was probably the premises for his years-later discovered theory of Oedipus Complex. In 1860, his family, including five new younger sisters and a brother, moved to Vienna, Austria. “Golden Sigi” became the favorite in the family, and he was brilliant in his studies. By age 12, Sigmund was fluent in six languages and reading Shakespeare. His greatest accomplishment of his childhood was that he kept a diary of all his dreams.
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2009 for the course PSY 201 taught by Professor Devree during the Spring '09 term at Hagerstown CC.

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Freudpaper - Portia Mellott PSY 102 February 15, 2009...

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