Unconscious - On the Path to Psycho-Analysis

Author: Sigmund Freud

Title: A Note on the Unconscious in Psychoanalysis


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Sigmund Freud (1856–1939) was an Austrian neurologist who founded the psychoanalytic school of psychology. He is best known for his theories of the unconscious mind and the defence mechanism of repression. He also developed the clinical practice of psychoanalysis for curing psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst. Freud’s theories of the mechanics of the unconscious mind lie at the heart of psychoanalysis and are outlined in the following extract from a paper contributed to the Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research in Britain in 1912.

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