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  • Sigmund Freud and Psych
    • 1856-1939
    • founder of psychoanalysis
    • pioneered principle tools in psychoanalysis: "dream analysis" and "free association" - the spontaneous verbilization of thoughts.

I. Freud's Theories

  • Libido
    • instinctual drives, especially libido (sex drive) are governed by human behavior.
    • guilt from the repression of instinctual urges dominates the unconcious life of human beings.
    • most psychic disorders are the result of sexual trauma stemming from the child's unconcious attachment to the parent of the opposite sex. (Oedipus/Electra Complex).
    • Freud's theories shocked the world with his analysis of infant sexuality and more generally with his claim that the psychic lives of human beings are formed…


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