What does Freudian mean?

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ˈfrɔɪ di ənfreudi·an

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Freudianadjective

    a person who follows the basic theories or practices of Sigmund Freud

  2. Freudianadjective

    of or relating to Sigmund Freud or his psychoanalytic ideas

    "Freudian theories"

Wiktionary

  1. Freudiannoun

    A follower of Freud or his methods.

  2. Freudianadjective

    Relating to or influenced by the Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) and his methods of psychoanalysis.

  3. Freudianadjective

    Susceptible to analysis in terms of unconscious thoughts or desires.

Wikipedia

  1. freudian

    Sigmund Freud ( FROYD, German: [ˈziːkmʊnt ˈfʁɔʏ̯t]; born Sigismund Schlomo Freud; 6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939) was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for evaluating and treating pathologies explained as originating in conflicts in the psyche, through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst.Freud was born to Galician Jewish parents in the Moravian town of Freiberg, in the Austrian Empire. He qualified as a doctor of medicine in 1881 at the University of Vienna. Upon completing his habilitation in 1885, he was appointed a docent in neuropathology and became an affiliated professor in 1902. Freud lived and worked in Vienna, having set up his clinical practice there in 1886. Following the German annexation of Austria in 1938, Freud left Austria to escape Nazi persecution. He died in exile in the United Kingdom in 1939. In founding psychoanalysis, Freud developed therapeutic techniques such as the use of free association and discovered transference, establishing its central role in the analytic process. Freud's redefinition of sexuality to include its infantile forms led him to formulate the Oedipus complex as the central tenet of psychoanalytical theory. His analysis of dreams as wish-fulfillments provided him with models for the clinical analysis of symptom formation and the underlying mechanisms of repression. On this basis, Freud elaborated his theory of the unconscious and went on to develop a model of psychic structure comprising id, ego and super-ego. Freud postulated the existence of libido, sexualised energy with which mental processes and structures are invested and which generates erotic attachments, and a death drive, the source of compulsive repetition, hate, aggression, and neurotic guilt. In his later works, Freud developed a wide-ranging interpretation and critique of religion and culture. Though in overall decline as a diagnostic and clinical practice, psychoanalysis remains influential within psychology, psychiatry, and psychotherapy, and across the humanities. It thus continues to generate extensive and highly contested debate concerning its therapeutic efficacy, its scientific status, and whether it advances or hinders the feminist cause. Nonetheless, Freud's work has suffused contemporary Western thought and popular culture. W. H. Auden's 1940 poetic tribute to Freud describes him as having created "a whole climate of opinion / under whom we conduct our different lives".

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  1. freudian

    Freudian refers to the theories, concepts, and therapeutic techniques developed by Sigmund Freud, an Austrian neurologist who is widely known as the founder of psychoanalysis. It particularly involves Freud's belief about the unconscious mind, dream interpretation, psychological complexes, psychosexual development and defense mechanisms. A Freudian slip, for example, is an unintentional error in speech or action that is interpreted as revealing underlying thoughts or emotions.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Freudian in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Freudian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  1. Adam Hanft:

    From the very beginning, cars have been sold on a Freudian basis.

  2. Jacques Lacan:

    C'est à vous d'être lacaniens, si vous voulez. Moi, je suis freudien. (You can be Lacanians, if you want. As for me, I'm a Freudian.)

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