Sigmund Frueds

Dominique Stork

Id Ego Super-Ego And Sigmund Frued's Life

Id: Is the the unorganized part of the personality structure that contains a human's basic, instinctual drives. Id is the only component of personality that is present from.(Ex: It is the source of our bodily needs,wants,desires,and impulses,particular our sexual and aggressive drives)


Ego: Is the organized part of the personality structure that includes defensive,perceptual,intellectual-cognitive,and executive functions.(Freud used the word ego to mean a sense of self,but later revised it to mean a set of psychic functions such as judgment,tolerance,reality testing,control,planning,defense)



Super-ego-Reflects the internalization of cultural rules, mainly taught by parents applying their guidance and influence. He developed his concept from am earlier combination of the ego ideal is ensure.


Psychology's most famous figure is also one of the most influential and controversial thinkers of the twentieth century. Sigmund Freud's work and theories helped shape our views of childhood, personality, memory, sexuality and therapy. Other major thinkers have contributed work that grew out of Freud's legacy, while others developed new theories out of opposition to his ideas.


Freud died in 1939. Today he falls under criticism from most sides, as his speculative theories fail to find support. However, Freud's work presented a new way of thinking about human nature, and his legacy lives on in the vocabulary and beliefs of millions.


  • 1856 Born in Freiberg (Pribor), northwestern Moravia
  • 1859 Family moved to Vienna's "Leopoldstadt", or second district
  • 1865 Attended high school at "Leopoldstadter Communal-Real-und Obergymnasium"
  • 1873 Registered at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Vienna
  • 1878 He changed his first name "Sigismund" to "Sigmund"
  • 1881 Obtained his doctorate in Medicine
  • 1882 Worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Physiology under Ernst Br�cke
  • 1885 One-year scholarship with Charcot at the "Salpetriere" in Paris
  • 1886 Opened up his first neurologist's office in Vienna, Rathausstrasse 7
  • 1886 Married Hamburg-born Martha Bernays (1861-1951)
  • 1887 Birth of his elder daughter Mathilde (1887-1978)
  • 1889 Birth of his son Martin (1889-1967)
  • 1889 Scholarship in Nancy, with Li�bault and Bernheim: hypnosis studies
  • 1891 Birth of his son Oliver (1892-1970)
  • 1891 Freud family moved to the house Berggasse 19 in the 9th Viennese District
  • 1892 Birth of his son Ernst (1892-1970)
  • 1893 Birth of his daughter Sophie (1893-1920)
  • 1895 Birth of his daughter Anna (1895-1982)
  • 1895 Publication of his studies on hysteria together with Josef Breuer
  • 1896 Freud called his new therapeutical treatment Psychoanalysis
  • 1900 Publication of the book "Traumdeutung"/ "The Interpretation of Dreams"
  • 1901 Publication of "Psychopathology of Everyday Life"
  • 1902 Appointed associate professor of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Vienna
  • 1905 Publication of "Der Witz und seine Beziehung zum Unbewu�ten" und "Drei Abhandlungen zur Sexualtheorie"
  • 1908 Founding of the "Viennese Association of Psychoanalysis"
  • 1909 Guest lectures in the United States, University in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1910 Founding of the "International Association of Psychoanalysis"


Freud's Perspectives

In addition to his grand and far-reaching theories of human psychology, he also left his mark on a number of individuals who went on to become some of psychology's greatest thinkers. Some of the eminent psychologists who were influenced by Sigmu

Freud wrote and theorized about a broad range of subjects including sex, dreams, religion, women and culture. Learn more about some of Freud’s perspectives and how these views influenced his own theories.