Sigmund Freud and Psychoanalysis

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Psychology’s most famous figure is also one of the most influential and controversial thinkers of the twentieth century. Sigmund Freud’s work and theories helped shape our views of childhood, personality, memory, sexuality and therapy. Other major thinkers have contributed work that grew out of Freud’s legacy, while others developed new theories out of opposition to his ideas. In 2001, Time Magazine referred to Freud as one of the most important thinkers of the last century.