Anna Frued - Woman in Psychology

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Woman in Psychology
Joslyn Rowell
August 26, 2012
Dr. Shannon Kelly

There is more than one woman who has made contributions to the field of psychology. Out of many women in the field of psychology that has made contributions to psychology there is one I am going to introduce in my paper. The woman in psychology that is going to be introduce in this paper is Anna Freud the daughter of a psychologist known as Sigmund Freud. The reason I want to introduce Anna Freud as a woman who has contributions to psychology is because Anna Freud has a festinating background. I believe Anna Freud has in creatable theoretical perspectives. I also believe Anna Freud’s contributions to the field of psychology between the years of 1850 and 1950 have changed the way people think in today’s psychology. I also think Anna Freud contributions to the field of psychology have helped changed many lives.

Woman of Psychology
Anna Freud first started a career in analyst with her father Sigmund Freud by her side. Sigmund Freud helped Anna Freud career in analyst by using his own ides of defense mechanisms. The way defense mechanisms helped Anna Freud with her career is by analyst defense mechanisms and aided significantly for her father Sigmund Freud. Anna Freud did this by articulated the defense mechanisms into, The Ego and, Mechanisms of Defense. After Anna Freud helped Sigmund Freud with the defense mechanisms she, after adventured off on her own ideas of child psychology. Anna Freud began psychoanalytic practice to children through play therapy. Anna Freud introduced child play therapy to children with a mommy doll and a father doll. Anna Freud told the children to just play. When the children were playing with the dolls Anna Freud would sit back and observer the action that was taken place by the children playing with the dolls. Some people say this is the beginning of psychoanalytic child psychology. Anna Freud Background

Considering, Anna Freud background it is festinating do to her accomplishments. Anna Freud was Sigmund Freud and Martha Freud daughter out of six children. Anna Freud was born on December third 1895 in Vienna. In February 1929 when Anna was nine years old when she suffered from pavor nocturmus and various anxieties, which included the fear of dyeing. When Anna Freud was living she, wrote two books. She wrote the book of, The Essentials of Psycho-Analysis and the book of, and the book of, Therapeutie Group Analysis. When Anna Freud was living she was also known for the leader of the international psychoanalytic for almost 60 years of her life. Anna Freud also received the award of, decoration for services to the republic of Austria. On October ninth 1982 Anna Freud died in London and was buried at Golders Green Crematorium in Britain London. Anna Freud is one of the women who have made a significant contribution to the field of psychology between the years 1850 and 1950. She is the women who I admire when it comes to a woman in psychology.

Theoretical Perspective
As the world has been introduced to psychoanalytic child psychology by Anna Freud there was a disagreement between two friends. The two friends are Melanie Klein and Anna Freud. The disagreement had appeared to be about a question, which was “how to begin a child analysis.” Melanie Klein believed in one thing when it came to this question and Anna Freud believed in another. In 1927 Anna Freud in her lecture of “Preparation for Child Analysis,” disagreed with Melanie Klein on the style of immediate deep understanding and proven in six different clinical cases on how the analyzing was taken place. Anna Freud believed to be successful in analyzing a child she first had to win the child over. Considering, Anna Freud belief to wining a child over for success in analysis and this was a mistaken. When it came to Anna Freud mistaken of winning a child...
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