Sigmund Freud

World Of Children 1 - Kate, Thais, & Jenn Period: 5

Biographal Information

Sigmund Freud was born in 1865, and had passed away in 1939. He was born in a small town Freiberg, Moravia.

Major Contribution to Child Development Theory.

According to Freud, the unconscious is the source of our motivations, whether they may be simple desires for food or sex, in the neurotic compulsions or the motives of artists or scientists. And yet we are often driven to deny or resist conscious of these motives and they are often available to us in a disguised form.

Sigmund Freud

Example Of His Work

Personality develops through a series of stages. Experiences in childhood profoundly affect adult life: Jessie is sure that having been shut in a dark closet by his brother as a young child has contributed to the fact that he is now afraid of the dark.