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Sigmund Freud


Father of Contemporary Psychiatry who was simply the first ever to produce psychiatric concepts like the unconscious, the Ego, as well as the Oedipal Organic. He was known for examining his patient’s dreams and he theorized that dreams themselves had been types of wish-fulfillment. In the College or university of Vienna he researched zoology and in 1876 he spent a month at Claus’s zoological study train station in Trieste, dissecting a huge selection of eels within an inconclusive seek out their man reproductive organs. His seduction theory postulated that each neurosis could be traced back again to the consequences of infantile intimate misuse but he later on abandoned it and only the Oedipus complicated, which presupposes an autonomous infantile sexuality. He wedded Martha Bernays in 1886 plus they had six kids collectively. He founded psychoanalysis and influenced additional psychologists like B.F. Skinner.

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Full Name Sigmund Freud
Date Of Birth May 6, 1856
Died September 23, 1939, Hampstead, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth Pribor, Czech Republic
Height 1.72 m
Profession Scientist
Education University of Vienna
Nationality Austrian
Spouse Martha Bernays
Children Anna Freud, Ernst L. Freud, Jean Martin Freud, Oliver Freud, Mathilde Freud, Sophie Freud
Parents Amalia Freud, Jacob Freud
Siblings Anna Freud, Julius Freud, Maria Freud, Emanuel Freud, Pauline Regine Freud, Philipp Freud, Esther Adolfine Freud, Alexander Gotthold Ephraim Freud, Regina Debora Freud
Awards Goethe Prize
Nominations Nobel Prize in Literature
Star Sign Taurus

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1Inspired the word "Freudian".
2In Philip K Dick's Science Fiction work "The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch", stress in the futuristic society described is measured in units called "Freuds".
3The Freud Museum - 20 Maresfield Gardens, London NW3 5SX - is the very same North London location where Freud once lived.
4His hobbies were hiking and gathering wild mushrooms, usually at the same time.
5Children: Mathilde (1887-1978), Jean Martin (1889-1967), Oliver (1891-1969), Ernest Ludwig (1892-1970), Sophie (1893-1920) and Anna (1895-1982).
6Grandfather of Clement Freud.
7In his last year, after the German annexation of Austria, Freud, as a Jew (and his ideas also being a red flag to the Nazis) realized he must leave the country. He got visas for himself and his family to Great Britain, but only after being questioned by the Gestapo. As the affair became news in Western Europe, they demanded that Freud declare he had not been maltreated by the German police; he did so (see under "Personal quotes") and left for London.
8Buried at Golders Green Crematorium Cemetery located on Hoop Lane, London, England, UK. There are dozens of notable and very famous people buried there.
9The father of psychoanalysis also laid the groundwork for the psychoanalytical societies of the world. In 1908, the Wednesday Psychological Society (as it was called), which met at Freud's home, was reconstituted as the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society - the first such society. When similar societies were formed in other cities of the world - they too held their meetings on Wednesday evenings!
10The apartment where he and his family lived in Vienna at Berggasse 19 is now the 'Sigmund Freud Museum'.
11His major academic regret was that he did not get the Nobel Prize which he had long coveted. The psychiatric community remained hostile to his 'sexual' theories and even Albert Einstein refused to support Freud's candidacy.
12Even Freud's patients are celebrities. He wrote papers about them using pseudonyms but their real names are well known among psychoanalytic circles. The most famous include: Bertha Pappenheim/"Anna O" (hysteria), Ida Bauer/"Dora"(hysteria), Herbert Graf/"Little Hans" (phobia), Ernst Lanzer/"the Rat Man" (obsessive behavior), Daniel Schreber (paranoia) and Sergius Pankejeff/"the Wolf Man" (deep neurosis).
13Father of Anna Freud. Grandfather of Lucian Freud. Great-grandfather of Esther Freud, Matthew Freud, Bella Freud, and Emma Freud.
14His two half-brothers, Emmanuel and Philipp, were almost the same age as his mother, Amalia. She was the third wife of his father, Jacob Freud, who was twenty years her senior.
15Considered studying law.
16When only eight years old, Sigmund was reading the works of Shakespeare.
17His father was a Jewish wool merchant.



Dolls with Issues2005Video short



Conspirators of Pleasure1996professional expertise




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Archive Footage

The Psychology of Scary Movies2013Documentary shortHimself
Great Thinkers: In Their Own Words2011TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Denker des Abendlandes2008TV SeriesHimself - Subject
Masterpieces of Vienna2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Vienna: City of Dreams2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
In Europa2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Un écran nommé désir2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sigmund Freud - Auf den Spuren des berühmten Psychoanalytikers2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Timewatch2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Leonardo2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Century of the Self2002TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Das Jahrhundert des Theaters2002TV SeriesHimself
Biography of the Millennium: 100 People - 1000 Years1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - #12
A Science Odyssey1998TV SeriesHimself
Biography1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Fame in the Twentieth Century1993TV Series documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Interpretation of Dreams1990DocumentaryHimself - Slouches, Reads
Wienfilm 1896-19761976Himself

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1I have found little that is "good" about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash, no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or that ethical doctrine or to none at all. That is something that you cannot say aloud, or perhaps even think.
2Before the problem of the artist, analysis must, alas, lay down its arms.
3If the sole reason why you must not kill your neighbor is because God has forbidden it and will severely punish you for it in this or the next life - then, when you learn that there is no God and that you need not fear His punishment, you will certainly kill your neighbor without hesitation, and you can only be prevented from doing so by mundane force. Thus either these dangerous masses must be held down most severely and kept most carefully away from any chance of intellectual awakening, or else the relationship between civilization and religion must undergo a fundamental revision.
4How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved.
5Wherever I go, I find a poet has been there before me.
6Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
7The great question...which I have not been able to answer, despite my 30 years of research into the feminine soul, is 'What does a woman want?'.
8The child is psychologically father of the adult.
9Only the real, rare, true scientific minds can endure doubt, which is attached to all our knowledge. [in a letter to Princess Marie Bonaparte]
10The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
11Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate in their object-relations.
12If a man has been his mother's undisputed darling, he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it.

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