Sigmund Freud

Born: May 6 1856 - Died: September 23 1939

  • Sigmund Freud's contributions to psychology include he made the terms conscious, conscience and unconscious popular. He was the originator of the Psycho-sexual State Theory. These are called psychosexual stages because each stage represents the fixation of libido on a different area of the body. As a person grows physically certain areas of their body becomes important as sources of potential frustration and pleasure or both.
  • He knew 8 different languages
  • Sigmund Freud created Psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis is a system of psychological theroy and therapy that aims to treat mental disorders by investing the interaction of conscious and unconscious elements in the mind.


Work Citied: http://www.iep.utm.edu/freud/