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Anna Freud

(1895–1982) Austrianpsychoanalyst and youngest daughter of the founder of psychoanalysisSigmund Freud. Close to her father, she recounted her dreams to him from a young age (many ...

Freud, Anna

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The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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2006
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Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
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290 words

..., Anna ( 1895–1982 ). Born in Vienna, the sixth child of Sigmund Freud , Anna was the only member of the family to follow in her father's footsteps and make her career in psychoanalysis. She was admitted to membership of the Vienna Psychoanalytical Society in 1922 and for a time became its chairman. After the Nazis occupied Vienna, she emigrated to England with her parents, and after the outbreak of the Second World War organized the Hampstead War Nurseries in cooperation with her close friend and admirer Dorothy Burlingham . In 1945 , this enterprising...

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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2003
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..., Anna ( 1895–1982 ) Austrian-born British psychoanalyst who made important contributions to child psychoanalysis. The youngest daughter of Sigmund Freud , Anna Freud was born in Vienna, where she taught at a primary school before becoming her father's secretary and pupil. In 1922 she joined the International Psychoanalytical Association and began practising as an analyst; from 1925 to 1928 she was chairman of the Vienna Psychoanalytical Society. In 1937 she made her first major contribution to psychoanalytic theory with The Ego and the...

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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2010

...rather unkindly, tends to regard Anna Freud as having little that was original to say, a perception her immense labour of editing and translating her father's work did little to change. And though it is true her own thought is very much an extension of her father's she nevertheless developed her own take on things, emphasizing the role of the ego (rather than the id , which was her father's interest). Her key publication was the Ego and the Mechanisms of Defence ( 1936 ). Further Reading: E. Young-Bruehl Anna Freud: A Biography ...

Freud, Anna

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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2018

...rather unkindly, tends to regard Anna Freud as having little that was original to say, a perception her immense labour of editing and translating her father’s work did little to change. And though it is true her own thought is very much an extension of her father’s she nevertheless developed her own take on things, emphasizing the role of the ego (rather than the id , which was her father’s interest). Her key publication was the Ego and the Mechanisms of Defence ( 1936 ). Further Reading: E. Young-Bruehl Anna Freud: A Biography ...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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Anna Freud

Anna Freud  

(1895–1982)Austrianpsychoanalyst and youngest daughter of the founder of psychoanalysisSigmund Freud. Close to her father, she recounted her dreams to him from a young age (many of which are analysed ...
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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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5,844 words
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Oxford University Press

...E. , Their Fathers' Daughters: Hannah More, Maria Edgeworth and Patriarchal Complicity , New York, 1991; Landes, J. , Women and the Public Sphere in the Age of the French Revolution , New York, 1988; Laqueur, T. , Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud , Cambridge, Mass., 1990; Myers, M. , ‘ Reform or Ruin: A Revolution in Female Manners ’, Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture , 11 (1982), 119–26; Rendall, J. , The Origins of Modern Feminism: Women in Britain, France and the United States , Basingstoke, 1985; Sapiro, V. , A...

Anna O

Anna O  

The name used by the Austrian physician Josef Breuer (1842–1925) to refer to his patient Bertha Pappenheim (1860–1936), the first person ever to undergo psychoanalysis. She suffered from various ...
psychosomatic disease: philosophical and psychological aspects

psychosomatic disease: philosophical and psychological aspects  

Diseases are designated as psychosomatic if two conditions are fulfilled: if (i) the symptoms are accompanied by demonstrable physiological disturbances of function and (ii) the illness as a whole ...
identification with the aggressor

identification with the aggressor  

In psychoanalysis, a defence mechanism first named and described in 1936/7 by the Austrian-born British psychoanalyst Anna Freud (1895–1982) in her book The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defence whereby ...
Joseph Breuer

Joseph Breuer  

(1842–1925).Physician and psychiatrist Freud described his close friend and collaborator Joseph Breuer as ‘a man of rich and universal gifts, whose interests extended far beyond his professional ...
ideal ego

ideal ego  

The ego's narcissistic and idealized image of itself as omnipotent. Although Freud did use this concept in his work on narcissism, it does not figure very largely in his work. Lacanian ...
undoing

undoing  

In psychoanalysis, a defence mechanism whereby an emotional conflict associated with an action is dealt with by negating the action or attempting ‘magically’ to cause it not to have occurred by ...
political unconscious

political unconscious  

A concept created by Fredric Jameson to articulate the implicit political dimension of creative works. First proposed in The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act (1981), the ...
fear and courage

fear and courage  

Although the word ‘fear’ is used without difficulty in everyday language to mean the experience of apprehension, problems arise when it is used as a scientific term. It cannot be ...
sexual development

sexual development  

Human sexual development has been described as the last frontier of psychological knowledge. Until quite recently it has been a subject surrounded in myth. Popularized Freudian concepts of the ...
talking cure

talking cure  

Josef Breuer's patient Fräulein Anna O (later identified as Bertha van Pappenheim), whose case is analysed in the book Breuer co-authored with Sigmund Freud, Studien über Hysterie (1895), translated ...
intellectualization

intellectualization  

In psychoanalysis, a defence mechanism involving excessive abstract thinking designed to block out disturbing emotions or conflicts, in therapy usually a device for evading the fundamental rule of ...
Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud  

(1856–1939)Austrian psychiatrist and founder of psychoanalysis. Freud developed important theories about the structure and functioning of the mind and the desires, conflicts, and motives in human ...

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