Freud: The Father Of Psychoanalysis

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An era of hard work and self-analysis, further, inspired by the death of his father, directed Freud to his publication of The Interpretation of Dreams in 1900 and of Psychopathology of Everyday Life in 1901. The latter work, presenting entertaining and appropriate sketches of Freudian slides, gained a wide audience for his theories of the mind. Freud’s findings on the inner workings of the human mind, have been now broadly accepted by the most schools of psychological thought. Known as “the father of psychoanalysis,” Freud’s work has been tremendously influential in the accepted imagination, popularizing such ideas as the unconscious, defense mechanisms, Freudian slips and dream symbolism, while also making a long-lasting impact on various fields as literature and , film, Marxist and feminist theories, literary criticism, philosophy and psychology. This is a crucially important matter, since Freud not only saw himself first and leading as a pioneer scientist, but constantly declared that the significance of psychoanalysis is that it is a new science, added in a new scientific method of dealing with the mind and with mental illness. And there can be no doubt but that this has been the chief attraction of the theory for most of its advocates since then - on the face of it, it has the appearance of being, not just a scientific theory, but an enormously strong scientific theory, with the capacity to accommodate, and explain, every possible form of human behavior.
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