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Nationality: Austrian

Freud Sigmund

Sigismund Freud (1856 – 1939), better known as Sigmund Freud, was an Austrian psychiatrist who founded the psychoanalytic school of psychology. If some of his ideas, always controversial, have now fallen out of favour, it does not diminish the impact that his thinking has had on psychology, therapy and, indeed, culture in general. His favourite book, ‘The Interpretation of Dreams’, remains the most significant work on the subject matter, even if some of the underlying theories have been discredited.