Essay about Women in Psychology

Submitted By Tarnisha-Hagens
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Anna Freud
Tarnisha S. Hagens
PSY/310
April 14, 2013
UOPX/Axia College

Anna Freud
Anna Freud was the youngest of six siblings. Her father was Sigmund Freud. Anna was born the month of December 3, 1895, and died on October 9, 1982. Anna was born in Vienna, Austria, but she died in London, England. Anna was very close with her father, Sigmund Freud but not as close with her mother, and had strained relationships with her siblings, which was the five of them. Anna also attended school, which was an isolated school, but she decided to drop out because she felt as though she was not learning so her father and his associates taught her. Although her education came from them he and his associates taught her the majority of her learning experience. After advancing in high school, Freud taught as one of the elementary schoolteacher, which she began interpreting a little of her father’s work into German while enhancing her curiosity in psychoanalysis and child psychology.
On the other hand, Anna was very motivated she was inspired by her father’s work because she was destined into transpiring to be just like him. Anna established as child psychoanalysis, she was also known for her defense mechanisms and her contributions to ego psychology. However, Anna never achieved a higher degree, her creation in child psychology and psychoanalysis added her eminence in psychology. In 1923, the place where she was born Vienna, Austria, she started her children’s psychoanalytic practice, and shortly after that she aided as a chairperson of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society. Throughout her moment in Vienna, where she lived, she had an effect on Erick Erickson.
On the other hand, Erick Erickson was a pioneering psychologist, and an influential psychoanalyst. He was also an author and writer. According to "NNDB Tracking the Entire World" (2012 n. d.), “Anna Freud began mentoring Erick Homburger. His training, which included regular psychoanalytic sessions with Ms. Freud, resulted in a certificate from the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society. At the same time he attended classes at the University of Vienna, and also earned his teaching degree and a certificate in the Montessori Method. He continued to teach, to become more involved in psychoanalysis” (paragraph 5). Eric Erickson name was Eric Homburger Erickson.
Meanwhile, Anna Freud went on to develop ego psychology and psychoanalysis. Ultimately, Anna bolted to London alongside her father because she was questioned by the Gestapo. Anna founded the Hampstead Nursery in 1941, which the nursery school functioned as a psychoanalytic program for children as well as a living residence for children without homes. Although she maintained experience with the nursery her inspiration came along with three outstanding books Infants without Family, War, and Children, and Young Children in Wartime, (NNBD, 2012). Also Anna built the Hampstead Therapy Course Clinic and she helped as the leader and organizer.
Cherry (2013 n. d.), “Anna Freud created the field of child psychoanalysis and her work contributed greatly to our understanding of child psychology. She also developed different techniques to treat children. Freud noted that children symptoms differed from those of adults and were often related to developmental stages. She provided explanations of the ego’s defense mechanisms in her book The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defense” (paragraph 7). Anna established her own theories because she had the opportunity to experience with her patients, particularly adolescent’s patients. Anna slightly noticed there was a difference relating to her father’s analysis and her own.
Anna had many theoretical perspectives, such as the psychoanalysis of childhood development. Anna was convinced to the importance of parents bonding to both normal and abnormal childhood development. The childcare policy was the perfection of the nurseries, and this would alternate childcare policies in the existing of assisting children rather…