An Introduction to Sigmund Freud

The Life and Theories of Freud
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The life and theories of Sigmund Freud


  • An interest in learning about Freud and psychology



This short course is designed to introduce you to the world of Sigmund Freud. It has been tailored to provide a detailed introduction for anyone who is curious about the topic. No previous psychology knowledge or training is required.

In this course, you will learn about the life of Sigmund Freud as well as some of the key theories her proposed. With little doubt, Freud was one of the most significant and influential theorists in history. His form of talk therapy, called psychoanalysis, lead to a revolution in how we treat mental illness. Yet, many of his ideas have sparked intense controversy and criticism.

In this course, you will complete lectures on:

  • The Unconscious

  • Psychoanalysis

  • Interpretation of Dreams

  • The Structure of Personality: Id, Ego, and Superego

  • Anxiety and the Defense Mechanisms

  • Stages of Psychosexual Development

  • The Neo-Freudians

  • The Legacy of Sigmund Freud

This course is taught by Psychology Insights, a team of professional researchers, psychologists, and universality lecturers. We see this course as an excellent starting point in your journey to learn more about Sigmund Freud! We are excited to offer it and hope that you will enroll!

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Psychology Insights Online is comprised of a team of Ph.D. level researchers, psychologists, and university professors who are dedicated to sharing their knowledge of psychology with anyone who wants to learn. Our team consists of seasoned university lecturers with years of in-class and online learning teaching experience. At Psychology Insights, our goal is to provide students with high quality and in-depth courses that feature the latest cutting edge research in the field of psychology. You’ll find our courses to not only be incredibly informative but also a lot of fun! Thanks for visiting our profile, and we hope to see you enrolled in one of our courses soon!