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Freudian

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adjective Freud·ian \ˈfrȯi-dē-ən\

Simple Definition of Freudian

  • : of, relating to, or following the theories of Sigmund Freud

  • : relating to or coming from very deeply hidden desires or feelings

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Freudian

  1. :  of, relating to, or according with the psychoanalytic theories or practices of Sigmund Freud

Freudian

noun

Freudianism

play \-ə-ˌni-zəm\ noun

1910

First Known Use of freudian

1910


Medical Dictionary

Freudian

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adjective Freud·ian \ˈfrȯid-ē-ən\

Medical Definition of Freudian

  1. :  of, relating to, or according with the psychoanalytic theories or practices of freud

Freudian

noun

Freudianism

\-ə-ˌniz-əm\play noun


Biographical Note for freudian

Freud

\ˈfrȯid\play ,

Sigmund

(1856–1939), Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist. Freud was the founder of psychoanalysis. He began his study of hysteria with Josef Breuer, whose method of treatment was hypnosis. From 1892 to 1895 Freud developed treatment by the technique of free association of ideas. He came to believe that a complex of repressed and forgotten impressions underlies all abnormal mental states such as hysteria, and that a cure could be affected by a revelation of these impressions. His work in this area convinced him of the fact of infantile sexuality. He also developed a theory that dreams are an unconscious representation of repressed desires, especially sexual desires. In 1900 he published his greatest work, The Interpretation of Dreams.


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