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The Life Works of Sigmund Freud 1856-1939 Introduction Sigmund Freud Probably the most influential activist in the realm of the study of the mind Psychology An influence so great that his works ideologies and theories alike have imposed themselves upon the minds of many in this the twentieth century regardless of our acceptance or futile resistance He was responsible for the articulation of theories and concepts of which everyday individuals do not even know he is the originator of Ideologies such as the Unconscious the relevance Sexual and Aggressive Drives under which Infantile Sexuality falls and the tri-partite mind frame consisting of the Id Ego and Super-Ego Since then there are multiple manifestations of psychoanalysis in a variety of fields which may be traced directly back to Freuds Original work The Life of Sigmund Freud Sigmund Freud was born on May 6th 1856 in Freiberg Austria although it is disputed that he may have been born on March 6th instead He was the first of eight children born to his mother At age four Freud and his family moved to Vienna where he would live and work until he died His impact and mark would remain there forever as he was renown for founding the first Viennese school of psychoanalysis from which all aspects and development in this field then flowed Freuds interest and professional training and experience were very broad Although he was not particularly interested in becoming a physician Freud saw medicine as a vehicle for engaging in scientific research After being enrolled at the University of Vienna for eight years from 1873 Freud graduated and was then engaged in 1882 later to be married in 1886 Many of his theories were based on clinical material documented while he operated a private practice to treat psychological disorders Two individuals who played a significant role in his life were Jean Charcot and Josef Breuer Charcot was a French neurologist
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