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Known as the father of psychology Freud developed many of the first theories of modern physiology His ideas and concepts will continue to be studied through the years He put forth many new concepts about sexuality consciousness unconsciousness and instincts He spent his whole life devoted to discovering the secrets of the human nature Personally I think this guy was weird Sigmund Freud was born on May 6 1856 in Freiburg The town of Freiburg later became Pribor and was eventually absorbed into the modern state of Czechoslovakia Freuds father name Jakob Freud was a Jewish wool merchant Freuds mother Amalie Nathanson was from Galicia She was Jakobs second wife Sigmund had eight brothers and sisters in all Two of which were from Jakobs first marriage The other six were from Amelia His first influences to science were when he heard lectures on Goethe In 1873 he applied to the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Vienna here was where he changed his name from Sigismund to Sigmund He earned is doctorate in medicine and worked as a research assistant under Ernst Von Brucke as a neurologist In 1882 Freud became interested in the effects and benefits of cocaine He spent long hours recording the effects they had on his body These studies hurt his status as a scientist because other scientists already documented the harmful effects cocaine has on the body In 1886 Freud started his first office of neurology in Vienna That same year he married Martha Bernays This marriage produced six children named Mathilde Martin Oliver Ernst Sophia and Anna Also around that time in 1885 he produced his studies on hysteria In 1900 Freud published his first book called the Interpretation of Dreams which made him famous The next year he published Psycho Pathology of Everyday Life Also in 1901 he became an associate professor of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Vienna where
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