Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud is a name that to most of us sounds familiar. To many, he is known as the father of Psychology. He was one of the most influential figures in the twentieth century (B: 430). His theories revolutionized the world, and he founded his own school of Psychology. Although some regarded his work with hostility and disbelieve, many people still follows his believes and teachings until this day (A). But what about the man himself, his life, his family, his work and his studies? Next will find a brief story about him.
Sigismund Scholomo Freud was born on May 6, 1856 in Freiberg, Moravia (this day it's called Pribor in the Czech Republic) (A). Son of Jacob Freud and his third wife Amalia (which was 20 years younger), he was thefirst of a family of seven children (A). When he was three years old, fleeing from the anti-Semitic riots then raging in Freiberg, his family moved to Leipzig, Germany. A year later they moved again to Vienna, where he lived there until the year prior to his death (1938)(C).
Freud was extremely bright and ambitious.He changed his name to the abbreviation we all know him by in 1877 (B: 430). Although Freud's ambition from childhood had been a career in law, he decided to become a medical student shortly before he entered Vienna University in 1873 (C). As a student, he began research work on the central nervous system, guided by Ernst vonBrucke (A).
He graduated as a physician in 1881, and proved to be an outstanding physiological researcher (B: 430). Early in his career, he was among thefirst to study a new drug that had anesthetic and mood altering effects, know as cocaine. Although he discovered cocaine's anesthetic properties, one of his colleagues received credit for his work, thing that upset him a lot. And to increase his disappointment, his enthusiasm quickly faded when he realized that this new drug was addictive (D: 522-523).
Although he left Freiberg as a young child…

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