Sigmund Freud

Birth and Death

  • Born on May 6th, 1856
  • Died on September 29th, 1939

Brief Background

  • University of Vienna at age 17.
  • Studies included philosophy, physiology, and zoology.
  • Born to Jewish parents.
  • First of eight children.

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Contribution to psychology

Introduced the world to psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis is the theory of personality and therapeutic technique that attributes out thoughts and actions to unconscious motives and conflicts.


Blair-Broeker, Charles T., and Randal M. Ernst. Thinking about Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behavior. New York: Worth, 2003. Print.