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Sigmund Freud Effect on Art and Literature

British Lit Project

Justin Smith

on 9 May 2011

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Transcript of Sigmund Freud Effect on Art and Literature

Sigmund Freud's Effect on Art and Literature The study of psychoanalysis is the
study of the unconsious part of
the brain.

It interpets dreams as sources of
insight into unconscious desires.

Books have been published on
psychoanalysis and the study of it
has made it into an artform. History, Background, or Origin Important People An important figure in psychoanalysis is Sigmund Freud.

He is credited with the theories of the unconscious mind and mechanism of repression.

Born May 6th, 1856 - September 1939

Began his study of medicine at
the University of Vienna in 1873 Time Period The time period is
late 1800's to early
1900's Exact Places The timeline of
Frued's life takes
place in Austria. Events He recieved his M.D.in the field of Neurology
He was also a researcher in the field of cerebral palsy
His research provided a solid scientific basis for his therapeutic technique
He discovered new ways to go about his treatment for his patients Why Is it Important? Its important because he created a theory of the human mind's organization and internal operations and a theory that human behavior both conditions and results from how the mind is organized.

He created many different techniques to help cure mental illnesses.

He came up with many theories, one is that personality is developed by a person's childhood experiences. What is the study of Psychoanalysis? To bring repressed thoughts and feelings into consciousness in order to free the patient from suffering repetitive distorted emotions What Else was he known for? He was an early neurological researcher into cerebral
palsy, aphasia and microscopic neuroanatomy, and a prolific essayist, drawing on psychoanalysis to contribute to the history, interpretation and critique of culture. Who influenced Sigmund Freud? Jean Martin Charcot Anna O William Fleiss How did Sigmund Freud Influence Physcology? His work supported the belief that not all mental illnesses have physiological causes and he also offered evidence that cultural differences have an impact on psychology and behavior. His work and writings contributed to our understanding of personality, clinical psychology, human development and abnormal psychology.
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