- Anna Freud
- Cottage Lyceum in Vienna
- Analyzing relationships
There were a number of women during the 1850s who contributed to the field of psychology. These women were established, open-minded theorists and counselors. Although women of yesterday made remarkable contributions to the field one woman demanded attention over all the others. That woman's name was Anna Freud. Anna Freud born December 3, 1895 was the youngest daughter of Sigmund and Martha Freud. Anna had five siblings, but she was the labeled as mysterious and mischievous. Anna did not have the normal relationship with her mother like most children.
When she was born her mother refused to breast feed her, providing the necessary nourishment a newborn requires. Instead she went on a vacation for several months and avoided her motherly duties disrupting the bond a mother and newborn should develop at an early stage. The family had a nanny who was particularly fond of Anna and cared for her as a mother should. She was loved not only by Anna but also by her siblings. However, Anna turned out to be the nannies favorite. Anna grew up in the shadow of her older sister Sophie. She did not get along with either of her siblings. She often referred to herself as boring and did not feel like the idea that she was a part of them. On the other hand, she was extremely fond of her father (A Centre of Learning - A Centre of Practice, 1993).
[...] Anna Freud shaped the field of children's psychology. She was very insightful in the area of children's psychology and developed procedures to treat them. Anna found that the children's behavior displayed were different from that of an adults, which ultimately contributed to the different stages of life from early childhood to adulthood (Wagner, K. V., 2009). Anna was faithful to her father's ideas, but she became interested in the concept of the psyche. Although Anna shared some of her father's beliefs regarding the id, ego and super ego, her beliefs were slightly different. [...]
[...] In conclusion, many great women contributed to the history of psychology, which helped make psychology what it is today. Unfortunately, those women go unmentioned. However, they greatly impacted the field. Anna Freud was one of many great women who contributed to the history of psychology. As stated throughout this paper, Anna Freud's theoretical perspective was led by the perspective of her father, Sigmund Freud, but ultimately she had a mind of her own. References A Centre of Learning (1993). The Anna Freud Centre. Retrieved on January from http://www.annafreudcentre.org Rowell, M. [...]