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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sigmund Freud 1 of 4

Sigmund Freud, father of psychoanalysis, is a Psychiatrist who believed in the unconscious.
 I have been vastly intrigued by the proposed idea that we all act based on an unconscious thought or motive that we are not aware of. Sigmund Freud found this when he was examining female patients who complained about sleep walking at night, paralysis, and were hallucinating, but had no physical cause upon examination by doctors. Freud had his patients lay down on the couch and talk about whatever popped into their head through "free association" which in some cases brought the unconscious to the conscious and cured some of their symptoms. Also he believed that dreams were another form of the unconscious thoughts and motives, which I also find very interesting. I have never been able to make sense of dreams myself, but when i heard that it could be unconscious thoughts and motives i have been trying to see how true that could be. Dreams are so random, so it makes sense that is possible that your brain is processing your unconscious and projecting it into your dreams. Freud stated that “dreams are the royal road to the unconscious”, and I have been following that theory. I like the thought of being able to use psychoanalysis to help others get over some physical or mental disabilities, or possible using psychoanalysis for profiling, or some other way beneficial to society. I think Freud was onto something when he discovered the unconscious, because it makes a lot of sense because I have been able to look within myself and reason out some of the things I do with my past or ‘unconscious.’


  1. Blake Rowlett1:13 PM CST

    This is Blake from Section 14

  2. "Frude had it all figured out." Maybe.