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Monday, November 23, 2015

Sigmund Freud installment 1 of 3

Arol Zague
                                                          Sigmund Freud installment 1 of 3

Sigmund Freud, well known philosopher for his work and contribution to psychology. I first heard of Freud in my psychology classes when speaking on psychoanalysis and the unconscious state of mind.

Sigmund Freud was born May 6 1856 in what is now known as the pribor, Czech republic. Freud entered the University of Vienna at age 17 where he joined the medical faculty. In 1882, Freud began his medical career at the Vienna General Hospital. Freud was a big cigarette smoker but then began smoking tobacco at age 24. He believed that smoking enhanced his capacity to work and that he could exercise self-control in moderating it. Freud suggested that addictions, including that to tobacco, were substitutes for masturbation, "the one great habit". His interest in philosophy declined after he had decided on a career in neurology.

In October 1885, Freud went to Paris on a fellowship to study with Jean-Martin Charcot, a renowned neurologist who was conducting scientific research into hypnosis. This is where he changed his career from neurology research to medical psychopathology. he set up in private practice in 1886 where he began using hypnosis in his clinical work where the phrase “talking cure” was coined. Patient described that in the course of talking with Freud their symptoms became reduced in severity as they retrieved memories of traumatic incidents associated with their onset.

Freud’s clinical work eventually led him to the conclusion that more consistent and effective symptom relief, compared to that achieved by using hypnosis, could be obtained by encouraging patients to talk freely, without censorship or inhibition, about whatever ideas or memories occurred to them.


Biography.com Editors. "Sigmund Freud Biography." (2009): n. pag. Web. 23 Nov. 2015.

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. http://www.iep.utm.edu/freud/

Wikipedia contributors. "Sigmund Freud." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 23 Nov. 2015. Web. 23 Nov. 2015.

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  1. Installment 1 Evan Luster Section 12
    This I Believe: Our Brother's Keeper- A Calling We Should Heed

    One spring morning, as I was leaving the parish hall where I had taken the kids to Sunday school, a young homeless man met me at the door. He was hungry, and shivering in the cold of the brisk morning air. He suffered from Tourettes Syndrome, and his speech was broken by fits, and uncontrollable interjections. He asked for some money to eat, said that he was between jobs, and was on his way to another state, where he would meet up with some family. He seemed very concerned that I understand he wasn’t simply looking for money, but just needed help. I gave him something for breakfast, directions to a place within walking distance to to get a good hot meal, and told him to meet me after church so that we could figure out what to do next. Our Pastor informed me that our community had an agreement with a local hotel, and that the man could get a night’s lodging, a chance to clean up, and some rest. I felt a conflicting sense of relief when I found him where we agreed to meet later that morning. I was glad to know that he trusted enough in me to return after his breakfast, but I was very uncertain that what I had to offer would be sufficient to meet his needs. I drove him to the hotel, and he was grateful for the help. I never saw him again, but he left an indelible impression on me.

    I really enjoyed this excerpt in the novel entitled, This I Believe, due to the fact that I can relate to the speaker's kind heart and actions towards a complete stranger. I have always felt that it was my calling to help people, not for my own personal blessings, but just because I know it is the right thing to do. At times I catch myself falling out of character and doing things I know isn't good for me, but I know we were not made perfect so I continue to live one day at a time. As I continued to read on how the young man generously helped this homeless man despite his disabilities, I kept asking myself why he did those things without looking for recognition. This is a primary example of someone put on this earth to help people, and I could really feel his genuine care for this older man. The fact tat he was also a man of God really caught my eye because I know he was probably brought up right and experienced many good works growing up. This gave me the opportunity to think about some of the things I have done in the past and I not take for granted my life here on Earth. God has blessed me in an infinite amount of ways, and I feel that we as individuals should continue to have a caring mentality and help others without looking for gratitude. As a Christian who tries to do the right thing, I hope that as the years go by, we as humans can motivate those around us to live a life filled with care and love towards others, and not let acknowledgement be the only reason for doing good.