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Notes 04.20 - 4/20/2011 I. Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) A....

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4/20/2011 I. Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) A. Professional Career 1. Ernst Brucke (1819-1892) Freud’s greatest influence a) Freud studied reproductive system in male eel b) MD in 1881 2. 1884 studies on cocaine 3. Jean Marin Charcot (1825-1893) 4. Joseph Breur (1832-1925)* a) 1880 tx. Of “Fraulein Anna O.” (Bertha Pappenheim) 21 y.o woman with hysteria b) Pathogenic Ideas: Thoughts that create physical d/o’s c) Cathartic Method: Tx. Through conscious expression of pathogenic ideas Transference: pt. transfers feelings from other relationships to therapist Counter-transference: Therapist becomes emotionally involves with pt. -had huge impact on Freud -father figure 5. Freud starts private practice in Vienna (April 1886) a) Electrotherapy b) Hypnosis c) Cathartic tx.’s Resistance: pt. would quit talking when a traumatic memory would occur. Pressure technique: Freud would press on pt.’s forehead at moment of resistance Free association: replaces pressure technique, pt. reports everything that comes to mind (even if trivial or traumatic) i. Became cornerstone of psychoanalysis d) Psychoanalysis: therapy which attempts to make “the unconscious conscious” Freud didn’t use the term “psychoanalysis” first
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B. Role of Unconscious Dynamics 1. Conscious Mind: immediate awareness 2. Preconscious Mind: below the level of awareness 3. Unconscious mind: storehouse of traumatic memories that are represses from consciousness. C.
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2011 for the course PSYC 4511 taught by Professor King,brett during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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Notes 04.20 - 4/20/2011 I. Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) A....

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