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Sigmund Freud and Human Behavior

            Although Sigmund Freud was not the first person to study psychology, he is known by millions as being one of the greatest influences the study of human behavior. Freud was born in Freiberg, Moravia in 1856, and when he was 4 years old, his family moved to Vienna where he lived and worked the rest of his life. He was the eldest of eight children born to Jacob and Amalia Freud. Sigmund was a very intelligent person; he loved to work and study hard. .
             After he finished school he was not sure what he wanted to do with his life. He thought about becoming a doctor since he did practice medicine, but that was not what he really wanted to do. In 1886, he met a woman by the name of Martha, who he married and had 6 children with. The youngest of his children, Anna, became a psychoanalyst herself. He spent three years at the Vienna General Hospital trying his skills in surgery, internal medicine, and psychiatric. Between all his work at the hospital, his researching, and not being able to spend time with his family, made him become depressed, not to mention the fact that he was not pursuing what he wanted the most. Freud and Martha stayed married until his death in 1939; Martha died twelve years later in 1951.
             According to Freud there is conscience and the unconscious. The conscience mind is the part where we acknowledge everything we do. The unconscious mind is things we are not aware of, for example, our dreams. In 1923, Freud formulated a model of the structure of the mind named the 'tripartite', because he distinguished three structural elements within the mind, which he named id, ego, and superego. The id is the part of the mind where we have the sexual drives that require satisfaction; this is found in the unconscious mind. The ego develops from the id and ensures that the impulses of the id can be expressed in a manner acceptable in the real world. The superego provides guidelines for making judgments; it is our right and wrong.

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