Chapter 2 personality theory

Chapter 2 personality theory - Chapter 2 Freuds...

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Chapter 2 Freud’s Psychoanalytic theory 1. Biographical Sketch A. Born in 1856 in Freidburg Moravis. Oldest son of his fathers second wife Serious and intelligent boy who excelled in his studies Interested in studying human nature, Freud entered the university of Vienna to study medicine Met Dr. Brucke – famous physiologist Shortyl after freud went to paris,france to work with Jean Charcot French Neurologist Married in 1886 to Martha Bernays , returned to Vienna and started his private practice. B. Sigmund Freud worked closely with Joseph Breur in Vienna, Using hypnoisis to treat hysterical patients. “Anna O” suffered from physical problems including paralysis which were removed by hypnosis Anna not only talked about her problems during hypnosis but also showed significant emotions The emotional release called catharsis helped her get rid of her paralysis C. After Freud and Breur separated, Freud used cathartic methods in treating his patients Gradually gave up on hypnoisis and asked his patients to recall any history related to their symptoms Developed the method of free association between 1892-1893, which involved asking his patients to express any though that came to their minds no matter how irrelevant unimportant or unpleasant Freud believed in determinism Events are caused by various causes Some of his patients showed resistance when they were asked to engage in free association
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Noted that early childhood experiences were very important Many childhood memories also involved sexual experiences Unacceptable to the public who viewed children as being innocent and not involved with sexuality Freud then proposed his libido theory (theory of lust); revised later D. Freud became aware of the importance of his patients dreams which provided evidence regarding the conflicts and revealed the secrets of the unconscious mind 1900 he published: “ The Interpretation of Dreams” E. 1902, Freud started the Wednesday night meetings including scholars who discussed their works they published and many other books published between 1908 and 1906. Freud’s books considered “shocking” by the public and became unpopular; a person
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