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An American psychoanalyst Erich Fromm was born on March 231900 in Frankfort Germany Fromm was educated at the Universities ofHeidelberg and Munich as well as The Psychoanalytic Institute in Berlin He received his PhD from Heidlberg in 1922As a result of all the turmoil in Germany Fromms immigrated to thestates in 1934 Hitlers reign to power was strong and Fromm was aware of his pursuit Fromm was a very intelligent man and was extremely consciousof the fact that his odds in the field of psychology during this time were veryWhen he immigrated to the United States he studied psychoanalysisand lectured at various institutions including Bennington College New YorkUniversity also teaching at Columbia Yale Michigan State University andthe William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry Eventually FrommFromm was a psychoanalyst which is a psychologist who has receivedadditional specialized training in psychoanalyst theory and practice In orderto become a psychoanalyst you must study 16 years of college in that field Sigmun Freud developed a technique to uncover the unconscious calledpsychoanalysis Psychoanalysis is a technique which Fromm used astherapy This is a technique in which a patient lies on a couch and recountsdreams and says whatever comes to mind this helps uncover theFreud developed this technique of therapy because he believed thatdreams represent our wishes and that they can reveal the motives guidingour behavior motives of which we are often unaware of This process is alsoknown as free association A psychoanalyst technique that encourages thepatient to talk with out inhibition about whatever thoughts or fantasy came toPsychoanalysis is the belief that anxiety and other problems aresymptoms of inner conflicts dating back to childhood Psychoanalysis isdesigned to bring these hidden feelings to conscious awareness consequentlythat individual can understand them with increased clarityFromm felt that personalities develops in a sequence of critical stagesduring the first few years of life If we successfully resolve the conflicts thatwe encounter at each of these stages we can avoid psychological problems inlater life But
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