Many of his theories in the area of psychoanalysis were considered amazing in his own time but as time passed on many theorists have even come to the point ofmaking his ideas a source of ridicule. Even though, he was considered to be “The Father of Psychoanalysis”. He is mostly characterized by his theories of proving that sexual problems are one of the maincauses for psychological disorders which are still accepted by small groups of modern psychologists.
Through one of his theories we can appreciate one of the major contributions towards the field ofpsychology. The theory in which people think they are doing something right they feel unexpectedly unhappy even knowing they did the right thing although these theories were not accepted immediately.Some Sigmund Freud’s most notable contributions toward the field of psychology are:
1. Emphasis on the unconscious mind
2. Pointing out that the sex drive is a powerful human motive (hisoveremphasis on the sex drive as the primary human motive in the development of personality is a weakness)
3. His explanation of defense mechanisms
4. Stressing that early childhoodexperiences affect the developing personality.”
Some of Sigmund Freud’s major works:
1. The Interpretation of Dreams
2. The Psychopathology of Everyday Life
3. Totem and Taboo
4. Civilizationand Its Discontents
5. The Future is an Illusion
"Psychoanalysis will bring the repressed in mental life to conscious acknowledgment…" - Sigmund Freud, 1910. One of his main goals was to prove...