Freud, Sigmund

Freud, Sigmund

Alternate names: Sigismund Schlomo Freud
Birthday: May 6, 1856
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Born Sigismund Schlomo Freud, Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist, now known as the father of psychoanalysis.

Freud qualified as a doctor of medicine at the University of Vienna in 1881, and then carried out research into cerebral palsy, aphasia and microscopic neuroanatomy at the Vienna General Hospital. Upon completing his habilitation in 1885, he was appointed a docent in neuropathology in the same year and became an affiliated professor (professor extraordinarius) in 1902.

In creating psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst, Freud developed therapeutic techniques such as the use of free association and discovered transference, establishing its central role in the analytic process. Freud's redefinition of sexuality to include its infantile forms led him to formulate the Oedipus complex as the central tenet of psychoanalytical theory. His analysis of dreams as wish-fulfillments provided him with models for the clinical analysis of symptom formation and the mechanisms of repression as well as for elaboration of his theory of the unconscious as an agency disruptive of conscious states of mind. Freud postulated the existence of libido, an energy with which mental processes and structures are invested and which generates erotic attachments, and a death drive, the source of repetition, hate, aggression and neurotic guilt. In his later work Freud developed a wide-ranging interpretation and critique of religion and culture.

Psychoanalysis remains influential within psychotherapy, within some areas of psychiatry, and across the humanities. As such, it continues to generate extensive and highly contested debate with regard to its therapeutic efficacy, its scientific status, and whether it advances or is detrimental to the feminist cause. Nonetheless, Freud's work has suffused contemporary Western thought and popular culture. In the words of W. H. Auden's poetic tribute, by the time of Freud's death in 1939, he had become "a whole climate of opinion / under whom we conduct our different lives."

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_Boneman8909 | Jun 22, 2019 4:44 PM
He was an oddball genius with a heart of gold.

bubbles | Aug 2, 2018 7:13 PM
freudian slip into my pants daddy

Porg | Nov 14, 2017 6:29 AM

Sebway | Oct 15, 2017 11:53 AM
Fucking daddy

Daeson | Aug 16, 2017 2:52 AM
Finest anime thinker of the last four centuries. His idea that ecchi and hentai anime are manifestations of otakus' subconscious shines truthfully to this very day. Not to mention his view that the otaku psyche is divided into three parts: the bestial "kore", the conscious "watashi" and the moral "supa watashi" (although most experts claim that the otaku psyche lacks that third part). Many of his theories are significant and others are mundane - in any case, don't be afraid to delve into his texts!

Pratishka | Aug 16, 2016 2:58 AM
Your mom.

zaladinos | Nov 25, 2015 8:11 PM
Best Troll of the century, posthumous.

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