We have understood the stage of human life broken down as the id, ego, and superego, where human beings evolve into society. It was made possible through the invention of psychoanalysis theory by Sigmund Freud. He helped us understand individuals’ psychological status even as they grow to become better through his further discovery of hypnosis. Thankfully to this theory, we now understand better why life is a stage process and why we experience emotions.
Today’s story is about Sigmund Schlomo Freud, who was born to Jewish parents in the Morovia town of Freiburg and was the first among the eight children of his parent who hail from Galicia. His initial dream was to study law, and he used it as a motivation to be outstanding in his academics; and he gained admission to the University of Vienna at the age of 17. However, he decided to enroll in the university’s medical faculty, where he was opportune to do philosophy under the tutelage of Franz Brentano, where he began his quest in psychoanalysis and hypnosis.
Freud had so many challenges that confronted him during his road to discovery of psychoanalysis, which nearly prompted him to give up. At one point, his work was interrupted so he can undergo compulsory military training, and he gave up on his hypnosis theory when he could not find inconsistency in his research. However, his experience of heart irregularities would later unleash his potential to develop psychoanalysis for better understanding.
Trials are part of life, they confront those who have a significant purpose of fulfilling, and if they can withstand it, they always come out victorious.
After abandoning the hypnosis due to inconsistency, he discovered an idea patient relates to, known as “free association,” that became useful in discussing the unconscious state in patience. It helped him fathom a clear explanation of repression acts, and by 1896, he unveiled the term “psychoanalysis that became popular. In his psychoanalysis concept, he describes human beings in three stages of growth: id, ego, and superego that became accepted in psychology.
Freud would later go on to unravel mysteries behind his unconscious memories of sexual molestation that happened to him during childhood which he cited as a precondition for psychoneuroses. That also led him to develop Freud’s seduction theory. This theory would later go on to bring out the formulation of the Oedipus complex theory.
He is the brain behind the theoretical mental structure model of human beings’ mental awareness as unconscious, preconscious, and conscious. He has published books like The Interpretation of Dreams, The Psychopathology of Everyday Life, Totem and Taboo, Civilization and Its Discontents, The Future of an Illusion, and many more, an influential role in reshaping the study of psychology and psychotherapy.
Sigmund Freud is an exceptional individual that portrays the relevance of consistency to become vital in one’s field. His hard work led to the psychoanalytic movement and Post-Freudian followers even after his death. He has earned his mark in the academic and research hall of fame and has been labeled one of the best doctors ever to live.