- FREUD, Sigmund
- (1856-1940)Austrian neurologist and founder of PSYCHOANALYSIS. Worked on the treatment of hysteria by hypnosis but later developed a method of treatment in which he replaced hypnosis by free association of ideas. Believed that a complex of repressed and forgotten impressions underlies all abnormal mental states such as hysteria and developed the theory that dreams are an unconscious representation of repressed desires, especially of sexual desires. Strongly ANTI-CHRISTIAN he authored The Future of an Illusion (1927) and Moses and Monotheism (1939), works which develop the projectionist theories similar to FEUERBACH. In many respects his technique of psychoanalysis can be seen as a FORM of SECULAR MYSTICISM reminiscent of JEWISH mystical thought.
Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.
Look at other dictionaries:
FREUD, SIGMUND — (1856–1939), Austrian psychiatrist and creator of psychoanalysis. Freud was born in the small town of Freiberg, Moravia (now part of the Czech Republic). When he was four his family moved to Vienna, where he graduated with distinction from… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Freud, Sigmund — Médico y psiquiatra austríaco nacido en 1856. Estudió medicina en Viena y en 1902 obtuvo la cátedra de enfermedades nerviosas de la Universidad de dicha ciudad. Aunque es considerado el creador del psicoanálisis, también investigó en otras áreas… … Diccionario médico
Freud,Sigmund — Freud, Sigmund. 1856 1939. Austrian physician and founder of psychoanalysis who theorized that the symptoms of hysterical patients represent forgotten and unresolved infantile psychosexual conflicts. His psychoanalytic theories, which initially… … Universalium
Freud, Sigmund — (1856–1939) Now known as the founder of psychoanalysis, Freud enrolled in the University of Vienna in 1873 as a medical student; he later entered the General Hospital of Vienna in 1882 to qualify for private practice. He soon joined the staff… … The Encyclopedia of Stanley Kubrick
Freud, Sigmund — born May 6, 1856, Freiberg, Moravia, Austrian Empire died Sept. 23, 1939, London, Eng. Austrian neuropsychologist, founder of psychoanalysis, and one of the major intellectual figures of the 20th century. Trained in Vienna as a neurologist, Freud … Universalium
Freud, Sigmund — (1856–1939) Psychologist. Freud was born of Jewish parents in Freiberg, Moravia. He was educated at the University of Vienna where he studied medicine. He invented psychoanalysis, as a method of dealing with hysterical and psychological… … Who’s Who in Christianity
Freud, Sigmund — (1856–1939) The originator of psychoanalysis, Sigismund Schlomo Freud was born in Freiberg, Moravia, the son of a merchant. Four years later, the family settled in Vienna, and Freud began medical studies in Vienna in 1873, finishing in 1881 … Historical dictionary of Psychiatry
Freud, Sigmund — (1856–1939) Founder of psychoanalysis. Although his theories and clinical methods are still debatable today, Freud threw new light on the workings of the human mind. The revelation that a person’s actions could be motivated by subconscious… … Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament
Freud , Sigmund — (1856–1939) Austrian psychoanalyst The son of a wool merchant from Freiberg (now Pr̆íbor in the Czech Republic), Freud graduated from the University of Vienna with an MD in 1881 having also spent much time in the study of physiology. He worked at … Scientists
Freud, Sigmund — (1856 1939) A Viennese psychologist, Freud was the father of psychoanalysis. While it is not correct to say that Freud discovered the unconscious, he did develop the notion that aspects of the unconscious can be repressed leading to mental… … Christian Philosophy
Freud, Sigmund — (1856–1939) The son of a wool merchant who had migrated from Galicia to Habsburg Bohemia to Leipzig to Vienna, Freud showed great intellectual promise even as a young boy. For the last six years of his secondary education at the Sperlgymnasium … Historical dictionary of Austria