Updated: Oct 16, 2022
Sigmund Freud, an Austrian researcher, was the most influential and well-known personality in the history of Psychology and Human mental studies. He is also known as the Father of Psychology. Freud was the first who introduced the concept of examining mental disorders clinically. According to his psychoanalytic theory, humans’ unconscious mind is a repository of emotions and beliefs that can be figured out through dreams and instant reactions such as a slip of the tongue and first word. Moreover, he argued a deeper connection between a person’s childhood experience and later life. Some early life incident remains intact with him throughout his life.
Freud argued that the human mind could be divided into conscious and unconscious regions. The unconscious mind is hidden, deep, and inaccessible, which holds our emotions and memories, while the conscious mind is generally the front-end of our processing where we are truly aware of our actions. According to him, our mind remains in the continuous struggle, which he called the conflict between conscious and unconscious. He believed that studying the unconscious mind is critical to knowing the dynamics of our intended actions. For instance, Freud argued that Phobia is because of deeply hidden conflict in mind, restraining us from acts.