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Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud founded psychoanalysis and is one of the most famous thinker in psychology history. Explore his life and work through biographies, timelines, image galleries, and overviews of his major psychology theories.

10 Facts About Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud is one of the most famous thinkers in psychology history. While many of his ideas and theories are not widely accepted by modern psychologists, he played a major role in the development of psychology. Learn more about him in these ten interesting and revealing facts about his life.

Sigmund Freud – The Life, Work, & Theories of Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud is also one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century. Take a journey through his life, work, and theories in this profile of Sigmund Freud.

Sigmund Freud Biography
Freud's life was just as fascinating as his theories. This brief biography summarizes some of the important events that shaped his life.

Sigmund Freud Timeline
Some of the major events in Freud's life include the publication of his best known books, the birth of his children, and his correspondence with other eminent thinkers.

Sigmund Freud Photobiography
This photobiography of Sigmund Freud traces his life from early childhood to his final years.

Sigmund Freud Quotes
Freud was a prolific writer and many of his quotations have become quite well known both inside and outside of psychology circles. Explore some select quotes on a variety of topics.

What Is a Freudian Slip?
You've probably heard the term Freudian slip, but what exactly does it mean? Discover what Freud thought these slips of the tongue really mean.

Three Minds: The Preconscious, Conscious, and Unconscious Mind
Do thoughts and desires outside of awareness influence our behavior? Learn about Freud's three levels of awareness: the conscious, preconscious, and unconscious mind.

The Id, Ego, and Superego
According to Freud's psychoanalytic theory of personality, there are three elements of personality--the id, the ego, and the superego. Learn more about how these elements work together to influence behavior.

Life and Death Instincts
Sigmund Freud believed that all instincts fit into one of two classes: the life instincts and the death instincts. Learn what these concepts mean and how they relate to his theory of human psychology.

Cathexis and Anticathexis
In Freud's theory of drives, he described a cathexis as a release of psychic energy. Learn more about how psychic energy is used to drive behavior.

Freud’s Stages of Psychosexual Development
Freud's stages of psychosexual development is on of the best known personality theories, but also one of the most controversial. Discover more about the events of each stage and how they influence the development of adult personality.

Defense Mechanisms - Types of Defense Mechanisms
According to Sigmund Freud's theory of personality, defense mechanisms help the ego cope with anxiety. Learn more about the 10 defense mechanisms described by Anna Freud, and more.

Defense Mechanisms Quiz
So you think you know a lot about the mechanisms of defense? Test your knowledge of these defense mechanisms in this brief quiz

The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud
The Interpretation of Dreams stands as one of the classic texts in the history of psychology and marked the very beginnings of psychoanalytic psychology. Learn more about Sigmund Freud's seminal work.

Freud & Women
While Sigmund Freud did not write extensively about the psychology of women, his body of work did address topics such as penis envy, hysteria, and femininity. Learn more about Freud's perspectives on women as well as rebuttals from his critics.

Freud & Religion
Sigmund Freud wrote extensively about religion and spirituality, describing religion as "an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires." Explore some of Freud's views and read his thoughts on religion.

Profile of Anna O.
While Sigmund Freud never actually met Anna O., her case played a major role in the development of psychoanalysis and talk therapy.

Who Was the Wolf Man?
The Wolf Man, aka Sergei Pankejeff, was a patient of Sigmund Freud who gave him the case name "Wolf Man" to protect his identity.

What Is Psychoanalytic Therapy?
Psychoanalytic therapy is one of the most well-known treatment modalities, but it is also one of the most misunderstood by mental health consumers. This type of therapy is based upon the theories and work of Sigmund Freud, who founded the school of psychology known as psychoanalysis.

Books by Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud was a prolific writing, publishing more that 320 books, articles and essays during his lifetime. This list describes some of his most famous and influential books.

When Was Sigmund Freud Born?
Sigmund Freud's birth marks an important date in psychology history. Learn more about Freud's birth, early life, and family.

When Did Sigmund Freud Die?
The final years of Sigmund Freud's life were a time of painful illness and upheaval. This article takes a closer look at his final years and the events leading up to Freud's death.

Freudian Theory
Freudian theory centers around the many ideas and works of famed psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. This article summarizes the basics of Freud's theories including the unconscious and psychosexual development.

Sigmund Freud Study Guide
Learn more about Sigmund Freud and his theories in this handy study guide.

Is Psychoanalysis Still Relevant Today?
Psychoanalysis is often viewed purely as a historical artifact by many contemporary psychologists. What role does psychoanalysis have to play in the modern world? Is it still relevant today?

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