Sigmund Freud's Theories
McKenna Elwell & Mackenzie Taylor
Freud was born in Frieberg, Moravia in 1856
When he was four years old his family moved to Vienna
Freud was one of the most influential people of the 20th century
His legacy has influenced not only psychology, but art and literature as well
Founding father of psychoanalysis (method for treating mental illness)
Unconscious Mind Theory
Freud developed a model of the mind, where he described the features of the mind’s structure and function
Freud used the analogy of an iceberg to describe the three levels of the mind
Surface = Consciousness. Consists of those thoughts that are the focus of our attention now, (seen as the tip of the iceberg)
Middle = Precociousness. Consists of all which can be retrieved from memory
Bottom = Unconscious. Consists the processes that are the real cause of most behavior
Like an iceberg, the most important part of the mind is the part you cannot see.
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