Sigmund Freud's Theory

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Sigmund Freud -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. Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist who is perhaps most known as the founder of psychoanalysis. Freud 's developed a set of therapeutic techniques centered on HYPERLINK "https://www.verywellmind.com/talk-therapy-2671994" talk therapy that involved the use of strategies such as transference, free association, and dream interpretation. (verywellmind-2018)

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Where was your psychologist born? On May 6th, 1856 Sigismund Freud was born in Moravian Hamlet of Freiberg, which today is Prior in the Czech Republic

Did he/she have a family? Vienna, Austria

Where did he/she go to school? University of Vienna

Other biographical information? Freud was born into a wealthy Jewish family. He was the first born of six children and had two older brothers from
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