Anna Freud

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Anna Freud
Known for Work on the nature of Ego

Freud, Anna

(froid), 1895–1982, British psychoanalyst, b. Vienna, Austria. Continuing the work of her father, Sigmund FreudFreud, Sigmund
, 1856–1939, Austrian psychiatrist, founder of psychoanalysis. Born in Moravia, he lived most of his life in Vienna, receiving his medical degree from the Univ. of Vienna in 1881.

His medical career began with an apprenticeship (1885–86) under J.
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, she was a pioneer in the psychoanalysis of children. She received her training in Vienna before emigrating (1938) with her father to England, where she founded and directed a clinic for child therapy. In an influential 1937 work, she argued that the ego had an active role in resolving conflict and tension. Other psychoanalysts, including Heinz Hartmann and Erik EriksonErikson, Erik,
1902–94, American psychoanalyst, b. Germany. As a young man he traveled throughout Europe. He became a teacher in a Vienna private school and trained as a psychoanalyst (1927–33) under Anna Freud, specializing in child psychology.
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, advanced her ideas in their own work. Her writings include Normality and Pathology in Childhood (1965) and The Writings of Anna Freud (7 vol., 1973).


See biographies by E. Young-Bruehl (1988) and R. Coles (1992); study by S. Stewart-Steinberg (2011).

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I tell you this account of our seminar with Anna Freud," Bo wrote, "because it illustrates one reason that led, soon after 1963, to the precipitate decline of the intellectual influence of psychoanalytic thinking in America.
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In The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume III, translated from the German under the general editorship of James Strachey, in collaboration with Anna Freud, assisted by Alix Strachey and Alan Tyson.
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It includes multi-page entries on concepts like attachment, seduction theory, eugenics, andhysteria; individuals like Viktor Frankl, Anna Freud, Carl Jung, Erich Fromm, and Wilhelm Reich; and an entry each on five of Freud's works: Civilization and its Discontents, The Interpretation of Dreams, The Future of an Illusion, Moses and Monotheism, and Totem and Taboo.
Tendremos en cuenta, tambien, para el analisis, los conceptos teoricos de Anna Freud cuando habla de la "identificacion con el agresor" (1979: 44-45) y el concepto de "identificacion proyectiva" de Melanie Klein (1978b: 254-264).
But also, as with brothers in Freud's (1913) myth Totem and Taboo, siblings can act and adjudicate between themselves without vertical interference as is demonstrated by Anna Freud and Sophie Dann's (1951) path-breaking account of a quasi-sibling group of concentration camp children (The Lord of the Flies is its negative).
Bohm rounds out his mix of jazz history and world history with a pinch of his own profession, psychoanalysis, by bringing into the narrative such pioneers as Sigmund and Anna Freud and Wilhelm Reich, both Viennese, and the Englishman Ernest Jones.